LITTLE EMPEROR PENGUIN 2018 Palau 0.5g minigold coin

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Description

Little Emperor Penguin 2018 Palau 0.5g Gold

Few animals are as universally loved as the charismatic penguins. The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm in height and weighing from 22 to 45 kg.

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)

Specifications

  • Metal: 999 Gold
  • Weight: 0.5 grams
  • Year of Issue: 2018
  • Mintage Limit: 15000
  • Size:13.92mm
  • Finish: BU
  • Minted by CIT (Coin Invest Trust) under the issuing authority of Palau

Reverse Design

Portrays the universally loved emperor penguin chick.  CIT utilized Big Gold Minting© technology to push the diameter to 13.92 mm.

Obverse

The obverse displays the coat of arms of the issuing state below an outrigger canoe. Above, the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below, the nominal value.

Packaging

This collector’s coin is rounded off with a capsule in a standard CIT wooden box with gold outer shipper.  A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.

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