The Macaroni Penguin - 2020 Proof Fine 1/25oz Gold Coin - VAT FREE

Product Code: L2365600

DELIVERY UPDATE 22nd September 2020

We can confirm that the Cutty Sark pre-order is still set for Thursday 24th September 2020. Orders will start to be dispatched from this date on wards in chronological order.

All the best, Pobjoy Team.

Latest Update (14/08/2020): Standard delivery time for orders is currently 7-10 working days with Royal Mail. Please note, this does not include any pre-order items.

Please note, whilst social distancing measures are still in place, a small number of colleagues are undertaking a number of responsibilities from different departments which means delays will occur. Whilst we endeavour to try and deal with customer enquiries as quickly as possible, our response time will be slower than usual but our team is working as hard as they can during these strange times. Our phone lines are still currently closed.

Dispatch for orders will be delayed by 3-5 working days at present, and next day delivery is not currently an option

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Coin Highlights

  • Incredibly Low Issue Limit: 199
  • Proof Fine 1/25oz Gold Coin featuring the Macaroni Penguin
  • Released on behalf of South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands
  • Numbered Certificate presented in a beautiful red box


After the recent release of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Penguin Series, Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce a limited edition Proof Fine 1/25oz Gold coin featuring the Macaroni penguin to complement this immensely popular series.

The four-pound Gold coin has been released on behalf of the South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands with an incredibly small issue limit.

Named after an unusual Macaroni hairstyle of the 18th Century, Macaroni Penguins have orange tufty plumes for eyebrows. These orange feathers make this penguin stand out from the rest as they are often striking against the penguins' environment.

The design on the coin itself features a single adult Macaroni Penguin. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.

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There is an estimated population of 12 million breeding pairs but only a proportion of these live in the Antarctic region. The species is very colonial and form large colonies of hundreds of thousands of birds. They are among the more vocal of the Penguins, especially when establishing their territories.

They can travel 250 miles (400km) just to find a hunting site and are known to spend 6 months at sea whilst foraging for food. They have been recorded diving as deep as 100 metres (330 feet) just to hunt their food.

Metal Proof Fine 1/25oz Gold Coin
Diameter 13.92
Weight 1.24gms
Issue Limit 199

Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.

UK (Including Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey) delivery charges:
- FREE Standard UK Delivery - 3-5 business days
- £8.99 - Next Day Delivery (When ordered before 1:00pm)
- £11.22 - Next Day Delivery Saturday (Guaranteed by 1.30pm)
- £19.26 - Next Day Delivery Saturday (Guaranteed by 9.30am)

Europe (Excl United Kingdom) delivery charges:
- £0 - £59.99 £5.00
- £60.00 - £149.99 £7.50
- £150.00 - £300.00 £10.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £15.00
- £800.00 - £4999.99 £25.00

Rest of the World delivery charges:
- £0 - £300.00 £15.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £20.00
- £800.00 - £1249.99 £50.00
- £1250.00 - £2999.99 £80.00
- £3000.00 - £4999.99+ £100.00

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