2017 Falkland Islands Cupro-Nickel Penguin Series (Magellanic)
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The final release in Pobjoy's 4-coin Penguin series features the Magellanic Penguin!
- 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 an adult Magellanic Penguin swimming out to sea with its head breaking the surface.
- Minted on behalf of the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands by Pobjoy Mint.
Display your Magellanic 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 Magellanic coin to your cart today!
The Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), named after Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, is a penguin indigenous to the Falkland Islands, where they nest in dense flocks. In appearance, they are similar to a Humboldt penguin, with black bodies, white abdomens and with two black bands between the head and the chest. Their heads are black with a white stripe running across their eyebrows. In the wild these penguins can live to around 25 years!
Magellanic penguins are monogamous, remaining faithful to one partner throughout their life. They can produce up to two eggs each year with their spouse. Similarly to other penguins, Magellanic Penguins take turns to incubate their eggs while their partner swims out to sea to feed. Due to fish populations, becoming further and further from Penguin nesting grounds their partners are starving whilst they hunt. This, in addition to other environmental issues such as oil spills have resulted in a decline of about 20% in 20 years within some colonies and these penguins are now considered "Near Threatened".
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