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2017 Falkland Islands Cupro-Nickel Penguin Series (Rockhopper)

2017 Falkland Islands Cupro-Nickel Penguin Series (Rockhopper)

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Sold out at the mint! This endearing coin features a Rockhopper penguin and is the first coin of a 50 pence 4-coin set to be minted in 2017.


Coin Highlights:
  • Sold out at the mint!
  • Cupro-Nickel composition with a diamond finish.
  • Packaged in plastic flips.
  • Mintage of only 7,500 coins.
  • Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features a full color adult Rockhopper. The Rockhopper is depicted with its wings raised, poised in a position the penguin takes before it hops.
  • Minted on behalf of the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands by Pobjoy Mint.

Display your Rockhopper Penguin coin in style in this collector's album from Pobjoy Mint.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2017 Falkland Islands Cupro-Nickel Penguin Series (Rockhopper) coin to your cart today!

Rockhopper Penguins are remarkable creatures reaching about half a meter tall and weighing no more than 2.7kg. These tiny penguins take their name from the rocky shore-lines where they nest in tall grasses called Tussocks.

Indigenous to the Falklands these penguins live on a diet of krill and small crustaceans and sometimes go hunting for days at a time. They can dive to depths of 100 meters to catch their prey and stay down for several minutes without taking a breath. When Rockhoppers come back to shore they often have to navigate their way up a cliff face; they either climb or ride a wave and try to land at the top. This can be incredibly dangerous for the penguin as sharp rocks and pounding waves can maim and even kill.

Despite the Rockhopper being one of the world’s most numerous penguins, since the early 20th century the number of Rockhopper has decreased by 90% and they are now considered "Vulnerable". This is most probably due to human activity such as overfishing and pollution damaging their food supply.

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