The Southern Rockhopper Penguin 2017 50p Cupro Nickel Coin

The Southern Rockhopper Penguin 2017 50p Cupro Nickel Coin
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Code:  L4C654N1B
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  50g

Key Features

  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Features the popular Rockhopper Penguin
  • Struck in uncirculated cupro-nickel, enhanced by colour printing
  • Available in a plush presentation case
  • Legal tender in the Falkland Islands
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The Southern Rockhopper Penguin 2017 50p Cupro Nickel Coin Coin Quality

The Falkland Islands refer to themselves as the penguin capital of the world as more than 1 million penguins nest on the Islands, for that reason in 2017 Pobjoy Mint will mint a set of four beautiful Indigenous penguins in colour on 50 pence pieces. We are likewise producing a collector's pack to join the set which places the coins around a bait ball!

Rockhopper Penguins are impressive creatures reaching about half a metre high and weighing no more than 2.7 kg. These small penguins take their name from the rocky shore-lines where they nest in tall grasses called Tussocks. The Rockhopper in appearance looks just like other penguins but are quickly distinguishable by the black and yellow spiky plume upon their heads. When you look closer you can see a few other distinctions including red eyes and pink webbed feet.

Indigenous to the Falklands these penguins survive on a diet plan of krill and small crustaceans and in some cases go searching for days at a time. They can dive to depths of 100 metres to catch their prey and remain down for a number of minutes without taking a breath. When Rockhoppers return to coast they often have to navigate their way up a cliff face; they either climb or ride a wave and attempt to land at the top. This can be extremely dangerous for the penguin as sharp rocks and pounding waves can incapacitate as well as kill!

In spite of the Rockhopper being one of the world's most abundant penguins, given that the early 20th century the variety of Rockhopper has decreased by 90% and they are now considered 'Vulnerable' This is most probably due to human activity such as overfishing and contamination damaging their food supply.

The reverse bears an adult Rockhopper, a quirky penguin with a signature hairdo making this coin appealing to animal lovers and numismatics alike. The Rockhopper is portrayed with its wings raised, poised in a position the penguin takes prior to it hops. The obverse includes a brand-new & exclusive effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Denomination 50p
Metal Cupro-nickel
Size 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Quality Diamond Finish
Mintage 7,500
Shipping Weight UK Economy UK Ecoonomy Signature UK Standard UK Standard Signature UK Tracked
0kg - 1kg Free £5.00 £3.00 £6.00 £10.25
1kg - 2kg Free £7.00 £4.00 £8.00 £13.25
2kg - 3kg Free - £6.00 £10.00 £31.95
3kg - 4kg Free - £8.00 £11.00 £31.95
4kg - 5kg Free - £9.00 £14.00 £31.95
5kg - 10kg Free - - - £31.95
10kg - 20kg Free - - - £49.50
 
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1kg - 2kg £10.50 £17.00 £22.00
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Average Rating (25 Reviews):  
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Great coin
Wednesday, 2 August 2017  | 

So pleased with my coin. Picture so nice and clear

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Lovely coin
Thursday, 20 July 2017  | 

Lovely coin.
Fantastic fast delivery.

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Rockhoper
Thursday, 20 July 2017  | 

Great service lovely coin

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Southern rockhopper
Wednesday, 19 July 2017  | 

Lovely coin. Brought for a present. fast arrival.

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great coin
Saturday, 15 July 2017  | 

loveley coin will be buying more to complete the collection loveley subject

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rockhopper coin
Thursday, 13 July 2017  | 

great product, beautifully presened

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thanks
Wednesday, 12 July 2017  | 

great coin great service

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Southern Rockhopper Penguin coin.
Sunday, 9 July 2017  | 

Perfect coin but arrived with a mark on the capsule that reflects back as if it's a mark on the coin. Not a fault with the coin. But spotting damaged or scratched capsules before leaving for the customer would make a perfect product inside them look even better.

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Coin purchase
Saturday, 8 July 2017  | 

Excellent service.

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Quick turnaround and excellent delivery.
Saturday, 8 July 2017  | 

Coins received 2 days after ordering.
Well packed in individual jiffys inside larger jiffy envelope.
Best service yet from any coin company.
Well done all.

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