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The Majestic Flamingo - 2015 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin

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SKU
L4460900
  • 2015 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
  • Issued on behalf of British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Pink Titanium, Proof Sterling Silver
Regular Price $19.95 Special Price $9.95

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a unique collector’s coin, issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and struck in uncirculated cupro nickel, featuring a resplendent flamingo wading in shallow water with a flock of flamingos in the background.

About the Flamingo

Flamingos are a type of wading bird renowned for their bright pink feathers, stilt-like legs and S-shaped neck.  When a flamingo spots a potential meal in the shallow water in which it is wading, it plunges its head into the water, twists it upside down, and scoops the fish using its upper beak like a shovel.  Flamingos filter feed on brine shrimp and blue-green algae and it is the carotenoids in their diet that produces their unique colour.

Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other leg tucked beneath the body.  The reason for this is not fully understood but research indicates that standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water.  Flamingos are very social birds and live in colonies whose population can number in the thousands.  These large colonies are believed to serve three purposes: avoiding predators, maximising food intake and using scarce nesting sites more efficiently.

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Coin Year 2015
Government British Virgin Islands
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel
MetalUncirculated Cupro Nickel
Diameter38.60mm
Weight28.28gms
Issue LimitUnlimited

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US Postage:

USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $69.99 = $5.00
- $70.00-$149.99 = $8.00
- $150.00-$229.99 = $10.00
- $230.00-$499.99 = $15.00
- $500.00-$749.99 = $20.00
- $750.00-$999.99 = $25.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 = $35.00
- $5,000 + = $50.00

North and South America (Excl USA) delivery charges:
$0 - $49.99 = $10.00
$50.00-$99.99  =  $20.00
$100.00-$199.99  =  $30.00
$200.00-$499.99  =  $40.00
$500.00-$999.99  =  $50.00
$1000 - $4999.99 + = 100.00

UPDATE 01/09/21 FOR BRAZIL AND PERU: delivering to Brazil and Peru is temporarily enabled but with restrictions. Due to covid19 local postal services are having issues delivering to certain locations within these two countries and some parcels are getting lost. We are working towards finding a solution but in the meantime, we cannot guarantee safe delivery, the purchase is at buyer's discretion.


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