The Gentoo Penguin 2017 50p Cupro Nickel Coin

The Gentoo Penguin 2017 50p Cupro Nickel Coin
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Code:  L4C65402B
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  50g

Key Features

  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Features the Gentoo Penguin
  • Struck in uncirculated cupro-nickel, enhanced by colour printing
  • Available in a plush presentation case
  • Second 50 pence of a 4 coin set to be minted in 2017
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The Gentoo Penguin 2017 50p Cupro Nickel Coin Coin Quality

The Gentoo Penguin is one of about three penguins within three types in the genus Pygosceli found on the Falkland Islands and around the Antarctic. They are recognisable by a white strip throughout the top of its head and an intense orange bill. It also has among the largest tails among all penguin species.

The penguin is renowned for its waddle and its sweeping tail that moves side to side when it strolls. Its scientist name in fact implies rump-tailed! Gentoo penguins grow quite big and are really the third biggest species and the males reach a height of 90cm and weight of about 8.5 kg. They sustain themselves primarily on a diet of krill, shellfishes and fish which they catch with ease due to their top swimming speed of 22mph.

It is approximated that the present population of the Gentoo is around 300,000 breeding pairs so they are not classified as threatened, however some populations have actually fallen by around two thirds over the last 25 years. Predators of the Gentoo consist of Sea Lions, Leopard Seal and Killer Whales. They likewise have their eggs stolen by hungry sea birds.

The reverse features an adult Gentoo Penguin snuggled up with its 2 chicks. Sitting on a rocky mountain outcrop, where they prefer to nest, the cute trio really contour up a heart-warming image. The obverse features a new & unique effigy style of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Denomination 50p
Metal Cupro-nickel
Size 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Quality Diamond Finish
Mintage 7,500
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1kg - 2kg Free £7.00 £4.00 £8.00 £13.25
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3kg - 4kg Free - £8.00 £11.00 £31.95
4kg - 5kg Free - £9.00 £14.00 £31.95
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10kg - 20kg Free - - - £49.50
 
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1kg - 2kg £10.50 £17.00 £22.00
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Average Rating (22 Reviews):  
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5*
Wednesday, 6 September 2017  | 

quick delivery. excellent service

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50p coin
Tuesday, 29 August 2017  | 

I ordered the Gentoo penguin coin.
Very fast delivery, great packaging and quality product.
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Gento Review
Tuesday, 29 August 2017  | 

Great item

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Lovely coin
Sunday, 30 July 2017  | 

Great thanks! Lovely set

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gentoo coin
Wednesday, 26 July 2017  | 

many thanks quick service and quick responce

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gentoo penguin
Wednesday, 19 July 2017  | 

1st class service keeps you updated with dispatched dates also and the coin itself is well worth the money adding the presentation case a bonus well happy customer

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Gentoo 50p
Wednesday, 19 July 2017  | 

*** always goes that little bit further.
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017  | 

Perfect

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017  | 

The service from yourselves, regarding coins etc is as good as you will get from anywhere else. I am well pleased

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great buy!
Tuesday, 18 July 2017  | 

good value for money coin.
priced right for the collector of coins,good packaging.

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