|Country: Cook Islands||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2018||Weight: 88 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 20 dollars||Dimensions: 60||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Unusual Shape|
|ID: CK0458||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 888 pcs|
Following another issue of this series, Silver Lucky Panda, the coin dedicated to the Emperor Penguin promises to become another hit among those manufactured in the smart-minting technique. This fine silver coin represents a figure of the adult penguin holding its hatchling on the feet. The reverse side of the coin features the combination of antique finish and high-relief elements among which are the head and wings of the penguin and the hatchling itself. The coin comes in a stylish black box and includes the certificate of authenticity.
Emperor penguins justify their royal name in full by representing the largest part of their family. Their height is 120 cm in average and their weight may be up to 35 – 45 kilos. The colonies count from 300 to 20,000 individuals and are generally located on the fast-ice all around Antarctic continent. During a breeding period the emperor penguins migrate to their colonial nesting areas, usually on park ice. The breeding and incubation take place in the coldest time of the year – generally from May to June. To prevent themselves from freezing, the emperor penguins pack into a huddle which helps to keep the temperature high enough (around +24°C) to get warmed.