Macaroni Penguins - 2019 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin
- 2019 Uncirculated Coloured Cupro Nickel £2
- Issued on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Issue: 10,000
- Unique presentation pouch
- Also available as: Pale Blue Titanium
Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a cupro nickel coin from South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands which features wildlife of our British Overseas Territories focussing on the Macaroni Penguin . The design features four Macaroni penguins on a rocky and snowy outcrop with mountains in the background.
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.Show more
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.
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.
|Government||South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Uncirculated Cupro Nickel|
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