This beautiful 1 Kg Silver coin is dedicated to one of the most beautiful and coloured birds, famous for standing on one leg – the Flamingo. The coin has a beautiful design, has an incredible sparkling colouration, has a Proof quality and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 99 pieces worldwide.
Flamingo Flamingos or flamingos are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, the only bird family in the order Phoenicopteriformes. Four flamingo species are distributed throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean, and two species are native to Africa, Asia, and Europe. Flamingos usually stand on one leg while the other is tucked beneath their bodies. The reason for this behaviour is not fully understood. One theory is that standing on one leg allows the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water. However, the behaviour also takes place in warm water and is also observed in birds that do not typically stand in water. An alternative theory is that standing on one leg reduces the energy expenditure for producing muscular effort to stand and balance on one leg. A study on cadavers showed that the one-legged pose could be held without any muscle activity, while living flamingos demonstrate substantially less body sway in a one-legged posture. As well as standing in the water, flamingos may stamp their webbed feet in the mud to stir up food from the bottom. Flamingos are capable flyers, and flamingos in captivity often require wing clipping to prevent escape.
The reverse of the coin depicts the coloured image of two wonderful Flamingos standing on the shore at the sunset. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “BARBADOS FLAMINGO” – the name of the coin and “2018” – the year of issue. On the bottom, the inscription: “1 KILO .999 AG” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Barbados and the inscriptions: “BARBADOS” – the issuing country and “25 DOLLARS” – the face value.