Greater Flamingo Featured on Fourth Coin in Pobjoy Mint Series

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the fourth coin in the series that features the extraordinary flamingos on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.

There are six distinct species of flamingo but it can take a trained eye to tell the difference between them as some of the differences can be quite subtle. Even though the adult birds are four to five feet tall, they weigh between four and eight pounds -which provides the body density required for them to be able to fly. Due to their long necks and their long legs, the flamingo can appear quite clumsy in flight. However, during migration, they can actually reach speeds of up to 37 miles per hour (nearly 60 kilometers an hour) and travel distances of over 300 miles to reach a new habitat.

The coin depicts two adult Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) wading in shallow water. The coin has been produced in Virenium®, a metal developed by Pobjoy Mint that is light gold in color. The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Coin Specifications

Metal: Colored Virenium
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 8.00 g
Issue Limit: 3,500

Presentation

We have produced a collector’s album (sold separately) for this set of colored penguins that gives important facts and information about the individual penguins.


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