Macaroni Penguins - 2019 Pale Blue Titanium Coin
- 2019 990 Pale Blue Titanium £2 Coin
- Issued on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Issue: 7,500
- Unique presentation box and certificate of authenticity
- Also available as: Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
Our series of coloured Titanium coins featuring the wildlife of our British Overseas Territories continues with a fabulous new issue from South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands. The new coins focusses on the Macaroni Penguin.
Named after an unusual Macaroni hairstyle of the 18th Century, this particular species have spectacular orange tufty plumes for eyebrows. They are also among the more vocal of the penguins, especially when establishing their territories. The design features four Macaroni penguins on a rocky and snowy outcrop with mountains in the background.
Due to the difficulty of striking Titanium coins and the fact that Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each coin is technically different from all others. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal.
Available in coloured Pale Blue Titanium and Unc. Cupro Nickel, the obverse of the coin carries the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Show more
Often regarded as the emblem of Antarctica, penguins are the most common birds in the frozen Antarctic. With the total number of breeding penguin pairs in the Antarctic region estimated at around 20 million, they live in vast quantities with some colonies outnumbering the population of some of our major cities.
Macaroni penguins can be found from the Sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula, including South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands. The population has declined drastically in several locations, including a drop of 50% in the South Georgia population. This decline in numbers has led to the species being listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
|Government||South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|
|Metal||990 Pale Blue Titanium|
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