Product Code: L4C68902
Following the release of the first coin in the new series of Falkland Island Penguin 50p coins, we are delighted to announce the release of the second coin of the new set of five coins featuring the five breeds of penguin that are resident on the Islands at some point during the course of the year. Known as the penguin capital of the world, it is hard to believe that back in the 18th Century these beautiful birds were victimised for oil and, in the case of some breeds, for their beautiful skin. Thankfully, conservation and awareness has changed this and the penguins are now a favourite with tourists.
The Gentoo is the most widespread occurring penguin on the Falkland Islands which are home to the largest population of this species of penguins on Earth. Gentoo penguins are a long-tailed species of penguins first described by science in 1781 on the Falkland Islands by naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster who travelled the world with Captain James Cook.
The coin features a headshot of a Gentoo penguin which is shown in glorious colour which features the unmistakable white bar over the crown on the head of this particular breed.
*This coin is sold in a 50pence shaped 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.**
This new series of coins features close-up head shots of the five penguins that inhabit the Falkland Islands, each shown in glorious colour to enhance the detail. A new collector’s album to hold the set is also available which sets the coins against a beautiful image of a group of King penguins and includes information on each breed.
The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.
USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $79.99 = $5.00
- $80.00-$149.99 = $7.50
- $150.00-$229.99 = $10.00
- $230.00-$499.99 = $15.00
- $500.00-$749.99 = $20.00
- $750.00-$999.99 = $25.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 = $35.00
- $5,000 + = $50.00
North and South America (Excl USA) delivery charges:
- $0 - $49.99 $7.50
- $50.00-$99.99 $15.00
- $100.00-$199.99 $20.00
- $200.00-$499.99 $30.00
- $500.00-$999.99 $50.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 + $100.00
For more details on postage charges please see our Delivery Information page.
|Metal||Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p|
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