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50 Pence - Elizabeth II Emperor penguin

50 Pence - Elizabeth II  (Emperor penguin) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II  (Emperor penguin) -  reverse

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Features

Country British Antarctic Territory
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.64 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (diamond finish)
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Curvilinear equilateral heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Antarctic penguins

Obverse

Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY 2019
PM

Reverse

Two Emperor penguins colorized.
Value

Lettering:
EMPEROR PENGUIN
FIFTY PENCE

Edge

Plain / smooth

Comments

Penguins were originally considered to be very primitive birds and a party of men from Captain Scott’s famous expedition when on what they called ‘the worst journey in the world’ to prove this point.  However, this theory was wrong and penguins are known to be highly evolved to enable them to live in the coldest places on our planet.   Although they have feathers and wings, penguins cannot fly.  Instead they have evolved into the most proficient divers and swimmers of all birds – they are literally able to fly through the sea.  Pobjoy Mint is therefore excited to announce the release of the third coin in the series of five coins featuring the Penguins of Antarctica which continues to be exceptionally popular with collectors and penguin lovers alike.  The third coin in the series of five coins features the Emperor Penguin.
The design on the coin itself features a male and female Emperor penguin.  The Pobjoy Mint exclusive Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse of the coin. The coin is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish with the penguins portrayed in colour.  A special colour album, which is sold separately, has been designed to house all five coins.
The Pobjoy Mint exclusive Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse of the coin. The coin is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish with the penguins portrayed in colour.  A special colour album, which is sold separately, has been designed to house all five coins.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019 PM 4,000 Pobjoy Mint, Proof

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