Falkland Islands 10-PENCE (KM133) Southern Sea Lion
The animal on this coin is referred to in coin books and many coin sites as an 'Ursine Seal' which translates to 'Fur Seal'. Wikipedia lists the animal on the coin as a Fur Seal on this page. The Zoo Keeper is fairly confident that this is incorrect, and in fact the animal pictured is a South American Sea Lion (aka Southern Sea Lion).
Note: The Wiki page has been updated (not by me), and now agrees with my assessment.
The original design was issued in 1974 (KM5.1), and this smaller version was first issued in 1998 (KM5.2). This version appeared in 2004 with an updated obverse portrait.
- Diameter: 24 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM133