Dress Up Your Collection with the Dapper Chinstrap Penguin
Talk about being all dressed up with no place to go! Antarctica’s penguins are the epitome of tuxedo-wearing birds waddling to and fro across ice sheets. And no penguin better represents that oh-so “cool” style than the Chinstrap Penguin. Named for the narrow black band under its head that makes it appear as if it were attempting to keep a black helmet or top hat securely fastened to its head, the Chinstrap is the most abundant penguin in the Antarctic, gathering in massive breeding colonies so populous they rival some city populations!
It's no wonder this easily identifiable bird is the first to be featured in The Pobjoy Mint’s four-coin series dedicated to Antarctic penguins. Struck in 8 grams of Cupro-nickel (CuNi) this coin is 50 pence legal tender in the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. This unique seven-sided coin not only features a Chinstrap Penguin, but it’s been selectively colorized to bring this popular creature to life. It shows one of the affable birds screeching at the top of its lungs, creating a sound that’s given the Chinstraps the nickname of “Stonebreaker Penguins” due to the high-pitched squeal.
Just 2,500 of these 2020 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 50 Pence 8-gram CuNi Chinstrap Penguin Colorized Coins have been struck for worldwide release. Plus, each one available here comes in original Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition with razor-sharp designs as fresh and crisp as the day it left the mint. Don’t get left out in the cold, secure one of these coins now before the entire mintage melts away!
FIRST COIN IN ANTARCTIC PENGUIN SERIES – This unique seven-sided coin depicts a colorized design of the Chinstrap Penguin. It’s the first release in the Pobjoy Mint’s Antarctic Penguin Series. The coin’s obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
STRUCK IN GLEAMING CUPRO-NICKEL – Each Chinstrap Penguin Colorized Coin was struck in eight grams of Cupro-Nickel (CuNI) and measures 27.3 mm in diameter.
LEGAL-TENDER COIN – These Chinstrap Penguin Colorized Coins are 50 pence legal tender in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean.
BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 50 Pence 8-gram CuNi Chinstrap Penguin Colorized Coin will come in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
LIMITED WORLDWIDE RELEASE – The worldwide limited edition for this coin has been set at just 2,500.
Get the first release in The Pobjoy Mint’s Antarctica Penguin series with this 2020 Colorized Chinstrap Penguin 50 Pence 8-gm Cupro-Nickel coin. Order now while you still can!