Product Code: L4C65404
The Falkland Islands refer to themselves as the penguin capital of the world as more than 1 million penguins nest on the Islands, therefore in 2017 Pobjoy has produced a set of four beautiful Indigenous penguins in colour on 50 pence pieces. We are also producing a collector’s pack to unite the coins around a bait ball!
The reverse features an adult Magellanic Penguin swimming out to sea with its head breaking the surface. The obverse features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
**This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied. If more than 15x coins have been purchased, please note no pouches will be included and your coins will be dispatched in tubes.**
The Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), named after Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, is a penguin indigenous to the Falkland Islands, where they nest in dense flocks. In appearance, they are similar to a Humboldt penguin, with black bodies, white abdomens and with two black bands between the head and the chest. Their heads are black with a white stripe running across their eyebrows. In the wild these penguins can live to around 25 years!
Magellanic penguins are monogamous, remaining faithful to one partner throughout their life. They can produce up to two eggs each year with their spouse. Similarly to other penguins, Magellanic Penguins take it in turns to incubate their eggs while their partner swims out to sea to feed. Due to fish populations, becoming further and further from Penguin nesting grounds their partners are starving whilst they hunt. This, in addition to other environmental issues such as oil spills have resulted in a decline of about 20% in 20 years within some colonies and these penguins are now considered ‘Near Threatened’.
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|Metal||Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p Coin|
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