CIT 2018 Emperor Penguin 88g Antiqued Silver High Relief Coin
Few animals are as universally loved as the charismatic penguins. Following in the Silver Lucky Panda’s footsteps, the Emperor Penguin is a homage to these amiable birds.
Male emperors keep the newly laid eggs warm, but they do not sit on them, as many other birds do. Males stand and protect their eggs from the elements by balancing them on their feet and covering them with feathered skin known as a brood pouch. During this two-month bout of babysitting the males eat nothing and are at the mercy of the Antarctic elements. When female penguins return to the breeding site, they bring a belly full of food that they regurgitate for the newly hatched chicks. Meanwhile, their duty done, male emperors take to the sea in search of food for themselves. Mothers care for their young chicks and protect them with the warmth of their own brood pouches. Outside of this warm cocoon, a chick could die in just a few minutes. In December, Antarctic summer, the pack ice begins to break up and open water appears near the breeding site, just as young emperor penguins are ready to swim and fish on their own. (source: National Geographic)
Like its predecessor, the Penguin is limited to 888 pieces and comes in an elegant collector’s case.
Comes with CIT’s Certificate of Authenticity.
- Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Coin Weight: 88g
- Diameter: 60mm
- Coin Finish: High Relief Antiqued
- Coin Denomination: £20
- Year of Issue: 2018
- Coin Mintage: 888
- Country of Issue: Cook Islands
- Mint: CIT (Coin Invest Trust)
Struck from 88 grams of fine silver, the shaped Emperor Penguin watching over its hatchling shows incredible detail. Discreet color applications accent the penguins features and enhances the stunning three-dimensional form.
The obverse is plain, with a coin-shaped area carrying the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on it, and is issued under the authority of the Cook Islands.
Presented in a collector’s box. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.
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Smart Minting Technology
So what is Smart Minting all about? A technique allowing hitherto unprecedented levels of intricate relief on smaller coins, amongst many other benefits. Applied to a range of their new coins, CIT (Coin Invest Trust) took the inspired step of using it on a previous release to ably demonstrate the benefits of the process in comparison to traditional strikes.
smartminting© stands for:
• strikingly higher relief on standard weight coins
• extraordinarily high relief on coins with slightly increased weight
• considerably larger diameter on standard weight coins while maintaining relief height
• standard relief height on coins with greatly reduced weight