2017 Falkland Islands Cupro-Nickel Penguin Series (The King)
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The third release in Pobjoy's popular Penguin series features The King penguin and a limited mintage.
- Sold out at the mint.
- Cupro-Nickel composition with a diamond finish.
- Packaged in protective packaging.
- Mintage of 7,500 coins.
- Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
- Reverse: Features a large adult male King Penguin with his smaller female companion lovingly touching their beaks.
- Minted on behalf of the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands by Pobjoy Mint.
Display your King 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 The King coin to your cart today!
The King Penguin is a very large species of penguin, second only to the Emperor Penguin and reaches a height of about 100cm and weight of 18kg. They sustain themselves on a diet of small fish and squid which they dive to incredible depths of over 100m to catch. The Plumage of the King penguin is similar to the Emperor Penguin with a contrasting vivid yellow/orange patch at the top of the chest. The King penguin also has this same orange on its cheek patches where this is much lighter on the Emperor.
The King penguin is found Sub-Antarctic islands such as the Falkland Islands and the population, currently at 2.2 million is actually increasing. Similarly to other penguins the King has two groups of predators, those who eat its eggs such as Petrels and Skua and those who hunt adult penguins such as the Leopard seal and the Orca. King penguins typically start to reproduce at the age of about 6 and they are serially monogamous which means that they will have one partner each year that they will stay faithful to.
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