Gentoo Penguins Featured on Latest Coins from Pobjoy Mint

12 Jun 2019  Wed

Pobjoy Mint released a new Cupro-Nickel Diamond Finish Coloured coin featuring a male and female Gentoo penguin in colour on the reverse side. It’s the 4th coin in a five-coin series which is dedicated to Penguins of Antarctica. The obverse side depicts an effigy Queen Elizabeth II which is exclusively designed by Pobjoy Mint. A separate colour album is also available to store all five coins from the set. It has pictures and important information related to all five types of penguins. The 8 grams coin has a diameter of 27.3 millimetres and a mintage limit of 4,000 pieces.

A wide white stripe extends across the head of a Gentoo penguin. As its Latin name “Pygoscelis” suggests, these penguins are brush-tailed. Their tails sway sideways while they walk. It is the third largest species of penguin and the fastest underwater swimmer, reaching a speed of up to 22 mph/36 kph. Gentoo penguins can be spotted near the British Antarctic Survey research stations.

Below are the links to the first three coins from this wonderful series.

King Penguins

Macaroni Penguins

Rockhopper Penguins

Image Courtesy: Pobjoy Mint

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