Flamingos Series: Chilean Flamingo - 2019 Coloured Virenium Coin
- 2019 Coloured Virenium® 1 Dollar Coin in a NEW shape!
- Issued on behalf of British Virgin Islands
- Issue: 3,500
- This coin is sold inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied
- Six Coin Set Album Available - Sold Separately!
- THIRD issue in the Flamingos Series!
The third coin in the series features the Chilean Flamingo. A large species of flamingo at 110-130cm, closely related to American Flamingo and Greater Flamingo sometimes being mistaken as the same species. The Chilean flamingo’s beak is white near its face, descending to a black coloration as it gets nearer the tip. Like other species of Flamingo the bill of the Chilean has lamellae which serves as a filter to their food. The Chilean Flamingo live in large flocks in the wild and are known for being flamboyant social birds.
The coin depicts two adult Chilean Flamingos with their chick standing in between them in shallow water. The coin has been produced in Virenium®, a metal developed by Pobjoy Mint which is light gold in colour. The adult Flamingos on the coin have a pink plumage and can be differentiated by its greyish legs with pink joints. The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
*This coin is sold in a round capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied. If more than 14+ coins have been purchased, please note no pouches will be included and your coins will be dispatched in tubes.**Show more
The Chilean Flamingo - their plumage is pink and it can be differentiated from other species by its greyish legs with pink joints and also by the larger amount of blank on the bill. Young chicks have no sign of pink coloured but instead remain grey. The coin depicts two adult Chilean Flamingos with their chick.
The word ‘flamingo’ comes from the Portuguese/Spanish ‘flamengo’ meaning ‘flame-coloured’ which is particularly apt for this bird with its pink or reddish colour coming from carotenoids in their diet of animal or plant plankton. Flamingos are very social birds who live in colonies which can number in the thousands. Flamingos can often be seen standing on one leg while the other is tucked beneath their body. There are six existing flamingo species which are recognised by most sources and it is these six species that will feature on this series of coins.
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