(Image: Pobjoy Mint)

The UK-based private Pobjoy Mint has released a new blue titanium coin featuring a male and female emperor penguin to celebrate this resilient species’ ability to survive.

The coldest place in the world, the Antarctic temperatures can fall below -80˚C/-112˚F. Like all Antarctic penguins, the Emperor, which is the tallest and heaviest of all penguins, has a thick layer of densely packed feathers which trap the air to keep the bird warm, acting as a thermal vest.

The reverse side of the new coin features a male and female Emperor penguin with their newly born chick sitting on the feet of one of the adults. This design puts an emphasis on the ability of this resilient species of penguin to survive and keep their young ones safe in such tough conditions.

The obverse side displays a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It includes an inscription of “British Antarctic Territory 2019” along the outer rim of the new coin.

Titanium reacts differently with every strike, so each Titanium Emperor Penguin coin is technically different and varies slightly in color.

Source: Pobjoy Mint