SGSSI King Penguin 2012 Copper-Nickel 2 Pound Coin Uncirculated
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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
2012 Frozen Planet King Penguin Copper-Nickel 2 Pound Coin Uncirculated
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Coin you receive may vary somewhat from the photo but will be in same general condition.
Coin may have minor wear of finish and/or nicks from way these coins are stacked at the mint.
Coin may have minor spotting and/or toning and/or oxidation - this is the way these coins come new from the mint.
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This coin is 36.8 mm in diameter, much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
Following the release in 2011 of The South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands coin which was released in conjunction with BBC Televisions Frozen Planet program and which showed an adult King Penguin with its downy chick, Pobjoy Mint announced this coin is being issued with a 2012 year date.
The coin, the first of which was struck on Monday 3rd October by Dr. Elizabeth White, one of the Directors of the program, who herself filmed in both continents, includes in the official BBC Frozen Planet logo.
The BBC recently screened an amazing series entitled ‘Frozen Planet’ which focused on life at the two extremes of the world, the Arctic and The Antarctic with Sir David Attenborough as the narrator. Produced by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, Frozen Planet was the most ambitious series on the Polar Regions ever undertaken. For four years, camera teams braved temperatures down to -50 degrees C, 200 mile per hour katabatic winds, midnight sun and long dark polar nights to capture the essence of these remote and highly seasonal ends of the earth. More than 2300 filming days were spent in the field, by small crews working in the most remote corners of Antarctica and across the Arctic. The aim was to take the viewer on a journey through the Polar Regions – north and south – some of the greatest, least explored wildernesses on the planet.
In the south, one of the key locations was the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia. The team undertook 4 major filming trips to document the lives of some remarkable animals whose dramas play out on this remote and spectacular island. But filming here isn’t for the faint-hearted: 900 miles from the Falklands, over some of the roughest seas on the planet, this is an unforgiving place with no margin for error. Six different camera teams were deployed to South Georgia over a period of around 3 months. By far the most effort, however, was spent documenting the lives of the animals, which visit the island during the different seasons.
The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
FACE VALUE 2 POUNDS
DIAMETER 38.60 MM
WEIGHT 28.28 GMS
This beautiful SGSSI King Penguin 2012 CuNi 2 Pound Coin Uncirculated makes a great collectible numismatic gift for yourself or any penguin lover!
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