Flamingos Series: James 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!
- SECOND issue in the Flamingos Series!
Pobjoy Mint are excited to announce the release of the second coin in a series of coins which feature James's Flamingo on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.
Named after Harry Berkeley James, a British naturalist who studied the bird, the species was thought to be extinct until a remote population was discovered in 1956. The plumage of this species is very pale pink with bright carmine streaks. The coin features two adult James' Flamingos with one sifting through the water for food.
The coin has been produced in Virenium®, a metal developed by Pobjoy Mint which is light gold in colour. The coin is available will the main flamingo in full colour which really shows the magnificent plumage to perfection. 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 word ‘flamingo’ comes from the Portuguese/Spanish ‘flamingo’ 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.
|Government||British Virgin Islands|
|Coin Effect||Coloured Coins|
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