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The new 20p

Posted on Thu, 12 October 2023 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

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Puffin  

  • The unmistakable seabird features on the reverse of the new definitive UK 20p coin.  
  • Striking in their appearance, around 10% of the worldwide puffin population breeds along the UK’s coastline.  

Classed as a Red List species, the population is predicted to severely regress over the next 30 years but there is hope for the puffin if action is taken to protect their nesting sites and food supply.  

Image courtesy of the Royal Mint