2023 British Antarctic Territory 1 oz Gold Penguin
- Product ID:268407
- Grade:Brilliant Unc
- Grade Service:None
- Denomination:100 Pounds
- Mint Mark:PM – Pobjoy Mint
- Metal Content:1 troy oz
- Thickness:3 mm
- Diameter:32.7 mm
2023 British Antarctic Territory 1 oz Gold PenguinProduct Details
The first release of the British Antarctic Territory Penguin bullion coin series has a limited mintage of only 100 Gold coins worldwide and features different variants of this flightless bird that are found within the territory.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- Limited mintage of 100 coins worldwide.
- IMclusive® with an enhanced Reverse Frosted Cameo finish.
- Coin comes in protective packaging.
- First release in the Penguin series from Pobjoy Mint.
- Obverse: Depicts an effigy of His Majesty King Charles III.
- Reverse: Features two emperor penguins standing on a patch of ice. Metal weight and purity and the face value appear below.
- Sovereign coin released for the British Antarctic Territory.
Protect and display your Gold Penguin Reverse Frosted BU coin in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.
This coin would be a great addition to any coin collection. Own the first release of the Penguin bullion series minted for the British Antarctic Territories by adding this stunning 1 oz Gold Penguin BU coin to your cart today!
Emperor penguins are the largest penguin species and are known for their remarkable adaptation to the harsh environment of the Antarctic continent. They live in several areas, including the British Antarctic Territory, which encompasses the visually recognizable Antarctic peninsula and surrounding islands over to the Brunt Ice Shelf and radially comes to a point at the South Pole itself.
Emperor penguins have a distinctive appearance and adults average about a meter in height and weigh between 50 and 100 pounds. They have a smooth, streamlined body covered in dense waterproof feathers that provide excellent insulation against extreme cold. Their plumage is mostly black on the back, head and throat, while the underside is white, with a bright yellow-orange patch on the upper breast. These penguins are well adapted to survive in the cold Antarctic climate and can withstand sub-zero temperatures. To protect themselves from the harsh elements, emperor penguins form large nesting colonies to retain body heat.
During the breeding season, emperor penguins gather in massive colonies to mate and raise their young. Females lay a single egg and then give it to males who hold it on their feet and cover it with a thick layer of fat of their lower abdomen. Meanwhile, the females return to the sea to feed and regain strength. Males endure months of darkness and extreme cold while incubating their eggs in a dense formation to conserve heat. These penguins are exceptional divers and can reach depths of more than 500 meters in search of prey.
Emperor penguins are an iconic species of the Antarctic region, representing the resilience and adaptability of life in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Their presence in the British Antarctic Territory adds to the rich diversity of fauna in this unique and mostly untouched part of the world.