Isle of Man 5-PENCE (KM-new) Manx Shearwater
In 2017, the Isle of Man introduced a new series of their common circulating coins, most with animals!
The Manx shearwater is a long-lived marine bird, with individuals known to live over 50 years. Their scientific name is Puffinus puffinus, which dates back to the 17th century. This is confusing, because they are not closely related to puffins (different Genus, Family, AND Order. Only when you get back to the class -- Aves, aka "birds" -- are they related.
Many thanks to Maria for donating this coin to the Coin Zoo!
- Diameter: 18 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad Steel