Second coin of the new 2018 Falklands 50p Penguin Series – The Gentoo Penguin
- Second coin in the new 2018 series of 5 coins!
- Penguins in full color with collector’s album!
- Low mintage of 7,500!
- Cupro-Nickel Diamond Finish Coin!
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 victimized 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 favorite with tourists. This new series of coins features close-up head shots of the five penguins that inhabit the Falkland Islands, each shown in glorious color 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 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 head shot of a Gentoo penguin which is shown in glorious color which features the unmistakable white bar over the crown on the head of this particular breed. The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Order & Delivery Notes
We have produced a collector’s album (sold separately) for this set of colored penguins which shows the penguins around a bait ball. It also gives important facts and information about the individual penguins.
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