Falkland Islands 5-PENCE (KM4.1) 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.
This albatross coin was first minted from 1974 to 1992. In 1998 it was replaced by a smaller version (KM4.2), then in 2004 that coin was replaced with the same reverse design and an updated obverse portrait (KM132).
- Diameter: 23.5 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM4.1