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2018 Falkland Islands Cupro Nickel - Macaroni Penguin

2018 Falkland Islands Cupro Nickel - Macaroni Penguin

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First release in the series featuring the five breeds of penguin that are resident on the Falkland Islands, which is known as the penguin capital of the world.

Coin Highlights:
  • 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 head shot of a Macaroni Penguin which is shown in glorious color. Features a distinctive yellow crest, and the face and upperparts are black and sharply delineated from the white underparts.
  • Minted on behalf of the Falkland Islands by Pobjoy Mint.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2018 Falkland Islands Cupro-Nickel coin to your cart today!

The Macaroni Penguin is a species of penguin found from the Subantarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. One of six species of crested penguin, it is very closely related to the royal penguin, and some authorities consider the two to be a single species. It bears a distinctive yellow crest, and the face and upperparts are black and sharply delineated from the white underparts. Adults weigh on average 5.5 kg (12 lb) and are 70 cm (28 in) in length. The male and female are similar in appearance; the male is slightly larger and stronger with a relatively larger bill. Like all penguins, it is flightless, with a streamlined body and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine lifestyle.

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