At a metre in height and forty kilograms in weight, the Emperor Penguin is the largest species of penguin. Its size and power enable it to dive to depths of up to three hundred metres, where it can stay searching for food for twenty minutes before surfacing for air. Common in the Australian territories of Antarctica, the Emperor Penguin mates at the same place with the same partner each winter. The male penguin incubates the egg for two months of the fierce Antarctic winter, and does not eat during this time. After the egg hatches, the female will return from feeding at sea and care for the chick whilst the male hunts for food.
Each coin in The Birds of Australia series has been designed and struck to the highest standards of quality and workmanship by the Royal Australian Mint Canberra, the Capital City of Australia.
This 1992 Silver proof Coin is one of a limited mintage of 50,000.
A mintage that is guaranteed by a numbered certificate. It assures you of an outstanding and valuable addition to your collection.
Designers: Reverse – Horst Hahne, Sculpted by Vladamir Gottwald. Obverse – Raphael Maklouf.
The coin is housed in the original bright blue and grey coloured presentation case, with an outer box shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Weight – 20g
Diameter – 34mm
Alloy – 92.5% Silver : 7.5% Copper
Thickness – 2.90mm