Falkland Islands 5-PENCE (KM4.1)
Falkland Islands 5-PENCE (KM4.1)

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).

Specifications

  • Diameter: 23.5 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM4.1

Obverse Legend

QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Reverse Legend

FALKLAND ISLANDS 5

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