British Antarctic Territory Penguins 50p Series: Chinstrap - 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish
- 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 Pence Coin
- FIRST time with Die Mark on Diamond Finish Commemorative Coin
- Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
- Issue: 4,000
- This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied
- Five Coin Set with Album Available - Sold Separately!
With an estimated population of around eight million pairs and living in colonies of over 100,000 pairs in some islands, the Chinstrap penguin is probably the most abundant penguin in the Antarctic region. Named after the band of dark feathers under the chin which looks like a strap keeping their hat on, they nest on ice-free slopes where they form a strong pair bond returning each year to the same nesting site with the same partner.
The design on the coin itself features a male and female Chinstrap penguin. The Pobjoy Mint exclusive Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse of the coin. The coin is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish with the penguins portrayed in colour. A special colour album, which is sold separately, has been designed to house all five coins.
*This coin is sold in a 50pence shaped capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied. Specific die mark will be allocated randomly with your purchase and therefore it is not guaranteed.*
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When most people think about Antarctica the first thing that probably springs to mind is the penguin. The tuxedo-clad birds are one of the most recognisable and loved species living in Antarctica. Pobjoy Mint is therefore pleased to announce the release of the second coin in the new series of five coins featuring the Penguins of Antarctica which is proving to be exceptionally popular. The second coin in the series of five coins features the Chinstrap Penguin.
When penguins walk they waddle, which may look very comical but actually has a rather more logical explanation. Studies have found that walking with a swaying motion can lead to an 80% energy saving which is vital when trying to survive in the coldest place on Earth.
|Government||British Antarctic Territory|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Coin Effect||Fifty Pence|
|Metal||Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p|
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