Falkland Islands 5-PENCE (KM132)
Falkland Islands 5-PENCE (KM132)

Falkland Islands 5-PENCE (KM132) Black-browed Albatross

There are 13 species of Albatross, and the Black-browed Albatross is the smallest. Still, it is a large bird -- the largest seabird in the Falklands -- with a wingspan up to 200 cm.

This amazing bird can easily cover a territory up to 900 km in diameter in its search for food. They can fly for thousands of kilometers without landing. They do this by gliding for many kilometers at a time without flapping their wings. On the islands, where up to 85% of these birds live, they are known as the Mollymawk.

The albatross first appeared on a larger version of the 5-pence coin in 1974.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 18 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM132

Obverse Legend

QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Reverse Legend

5 FALKLAND ISLANDS

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