FAROE ISLANDS – AARHUS – Faroese Sheep

The Faroese sheep is a breed of sheep native to the Faroe Islands.
First introduced in the 9th century, Faroese sheep have long been an integral part of the island traditions. The name Faeroe itself is thought to mean “sheep islands”, and the animal is depicted on the Faroe Islands’ historic coat of arms. One of the Northern European short-tailed sheep, it is a small, very hardy breed. Faroes ewes weigh around 20 kg at maturity, and rams are 20–40 kg. Rams are horned and ewes are usually polled, and the breed occurs naturally in many different colours, with at least 300 different combinations with each their own unique name.

Release Dates

2017

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Nordic Gold
  • Coin Alloy Color: old gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: AARHUS
  • Country: Denmark
  • Available: yes
  • Location: AARHUS, Denmark