Poland Wildlife Whale Porpoises 2004 Brass Alloy Coin Unc
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POLAND ANNUAL NATIVE WILDLIFE SERIES 2004 ISSUE
FROLICKING WHALE PORPOISES
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 2004 issue features froliking porpoises. Also shown is a map of the Baltic Sea off the coast of poland, which is a natural habitat of the animals.
Are these Dolphins in the Baltic sea? Not exactly. However, one of the smallest kinds of whales - the harbor porpoise - still can be found in Polish coastal waters. Its population is dangerously decreasing. To save the harbor porpoise from extinction a research center to breed these mammals is to be built in Poland.
The harbor porpoise is one of the smallest kinds of whales, only reaching sizes up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) and can weight up to 90 kg (199 lb). They are most often found in coastal waters, where their lives are endangered by fishing nets.
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.
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.
|Year of Issue||2005|
|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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