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Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:53:55 AM »
Pobjoy Mint has just announced the issuance of a new commemorative 50p coin series depicting penguins. The coins will be issued for the Falkland Islands. The first coin in the series is now available from Pobjoy Mint's website.

The image of the first coin in the series can now be unveiled exclusively on World of Coins Forum:


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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »
More penguins??  A bit of a lack of imagination there!  Are these the same species as before or different?  Guessing the same but more of a close-up.  Yawn (he says, before clicking on the site to order in the hope that it will rise in value...)

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 02:18:05 PM »
More penguins??  A bit of a lack of imagination there!  Are these the same species as before or different?  Guessing the same but more of a close-up.  Yawn (he says, before clicking on the site to order in the hope that it will rise in value...)

Only the Macaroni Penguin is new. The other 4 coins are the same species as issued last year.

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 03:32:51 PM »
Pobjoy are releasing another 5 penguin 5pp coins. Must be taking tips from the royal mint!!

SORRY DELETE THIS POST!
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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 07:10:59 PM »
I'd like to keep it, Col1n. It does no harm and your picture reminds me of me in my student days the morning after a wild party. :laughing:

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 08:37:28 PM »
Yes, I locked your new topic earlier as a duplicate, Col1n, but I can see itís since been merged in with this one which is fair enough.

The eBay sellers are already cashing in, with prices above what Pobjoy are offering it as (well, I suppose they have to cover their extortionate eBay/PayPal fees...)

Coming next from Pobjoy... a new Gibraltar series of close-up head shots of the monkeys depicted in the previous series.  And anyone hoping for a larger Boaty McBoatface is in for a treat as a coin in the shape of it is coming your way... :D


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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 03:23:36 PM »
What the second coin looks like:


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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 02:52:44 PM »
Now available: https://www.pobjoy.com/products/view/falklands-penguins-ii-50p-series-gentoo-2018-coloured-cupro-nickel-diamond-

The series is proving rather popular. A significant amount of the first coin has now been sold.

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 09:54:45 AM »
The Macaroni Penguin coin is now sold out.

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Falkland Islands: 50p coins - the return of the penguins.
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 08:15:37 PM »
Third coin now available (just to keep this topic up-to-date):