British Antarctic Territory Penguins 50p Series: Chinstrap - 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish
British Antarctic Territory Penguins 50p Series: Emperor - 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish
- 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 Pence 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 Album Available - Sold Separately!
Penguins were originally considered to be very primitive birds and a party of men from Captain Scott’s famous expedition when on what they called ‘the worst journey in the world’ to prove this point. However, this theory was wrong and penguins are known to be highly evolved to enable them to live in the coldest places on our planet. Although they have feathers and wings, penguins cannot fly. Instead they have evolved into the most proficient divers and swimmers of all birds – they are literally able to fly through the sea. Pobjoy Mint is therefore excited to announce the release of the third coin in the series of five coins featuring the Penguins of Antarctica which continues to be exceptionally popular with collectors and penguin lovers alike. The third coin in the series of five coins features the Emperor Penguin.
The design on the coin itself features a male and female Emperor 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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The Emperor Penguin is the largest penguin of all and, like all Antarctic penguins, has a thick layer of very tightly packed feathers with tufts of down at the base of each feather which act like a thermal vest to trap the air to keep the bird warm. When the Antarctic winter begins in March, unlike all the other sensible breeds who make their way north to the warmer parts of Antarctica, large colonies of Emperor penguins march for about 200 miles across the pack ice in the opposite direction to breed on the coldest place on earth. Once there, as many as 6.000 penguins will form a huddle together taking it in turns to move from the outside of the huddle into the centre where it is warmer. It is very rare to find an Emperor penguin living outside Antarctica.
|Government||British Antarctic Territory|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Coin Effect||Coloured Coins|
|Metal||Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p|
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