Poland Wildlife Alpine Marmots 2006 Brass Alloy Coin Unc
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POLAND ANNUAL NATIVE WILDLIFE SERIES 2006 ISSUE
2 ZLOTY BRASS ALLOY COIN UNC
Great additon for your collection or to start a coin collection for your child/grandchild!
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Poland annually issues an attractive 2 Zloty coin that features native wildlife. The purpose of the series is to present species of animals endangered by developing civilization. These animal coins have been a hit with collectors.
The 2006 issue features the alpine marmot.
The 2006 entry in the Endangered Species of Poland series features the alpine marmot, a species of ground squirrel that lives in the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland. The alpine marmot is a large rodent that inhabits in the higher elevations, between 3000 and 10,000 feet. Adult marmots generally weigh between five and ten pounds, and measure about two feet in length, including tail.
A realistically-rendered adult ground squirrel stands on its hind legs, while nearby a young marmot sits still on a rock. They are shown in their native alpine environment, with the high mountains depicted behind them. The legend SWISTAK in Polish translates as "Marmot", while the scientific (binomial Latin genus and species) name MARMOTA MARMOTA also appears above.
By law, the obverse of every Polish coin includes the crowned white eagle, the national emblem of Poland. Its legs are flanked by the white and red national flag. The year of issue, the denomination and the legend RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA ("Republic of Poland") are also indicated.
This beautiful shiny coin is struck in standard finish, in(CuAl5Zn5Snl), a brass alloy, and at 27 mm in diameter is larger than a USA quarter which has a diameter of 24.26 mm.
Here are the official specs from the National Bank of Poland:
|Year of Issue||2006|
|Issuing Authority||National Bank of Poland|
|Face Value||2 Zl|
|Finish||Proof-Like Brilliant Uncirculated|
|Composition||Nordic Gold, a four-metal alloy composed of copper, aluminum, tin and zinc, that looks like real gold and does not tarnish|
|Edge||Lettered. "NBP" (for “National Bank of Poland”) is repeated eight times around the edge, each time rotated 180 degrees from the previous “NBP”.|
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