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EMPEROR PENGUIN WWF World Wildlife Fund Coin 100 Shillings Tanzania 2016


The successful series Officially licensed by WWF, continues with another set depicting charismatic, endangered species and ecosystems. The protagonist of second issue does not live in the jungle, but in one of the harshest and most inhospitable environments on Earth, in Antarctica, the Emperor Penguin. The coin is Silver-plated and has a beautiful coloration. Limited mintage to 5.000 worldwide!

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WWF and the Emperor Penguin
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, and is working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. WWF is a foundation, in 2010 deriving 57% of funding from individuals and bequests, 17% from government sources (such as the World Bank, DFID, USAID) and 11% from corporations.
Emperor penguins spend their entire lives on Antarctic ice and in its waters. They survive—breeding, raising young, and eating—by relying on a number of clever adaptations. These flightless birds breed in the winter. After a courtship of several weeks, a female emperor penguin lays one single egg then leaves! Each penguin egg's father balances it on his feet and covers it with his brood pouch, a very warm layer of feathered skin designed to keep the egg cozy. There the males stand, for about 65 days, through icy temperatures, cruel winds, and blinding storms.

  • CountryTanzania
  • Year2016
  • Face Value100 Shillings
  • MetalCupronickel, Silver
  • Weight (g)25
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProoflike
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)No
  • Presentation case (box)No

The coin's reverse depicts the young Emperor Penguins along with three beautifully coloured adults, in Antarctica. On top of the coin, the inscription: "Aptenodytes Forsteri". On the right, the logo of WWF organization and the issue date - 2016. On the coin's obverse the Coat of Arms of Tanzania and the face value – “100 Shillings”.