Honeybee, 20 zloty, Series: Animals of the World
- Denomination:20 zloty
- Metal:Ag 925
- Size:38.61 mm
- Weight:28.28 g
- Circulation:up to 35 000 pcs.
- Date of issue:October 2015
We are proud to present a new series of commemorative coins “Animals of the World” issued by the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski). The first coin featured in this collection is devoted to a honeybee.
- Educational and commemorative value
- Opportunity to extend your knowledge
- .925 sterling silver
- Interesting design
- Limited mintage
- Legal tender within the territory of the Republic of Poland
Honeybees live in swarms. The average population of a healthy hive in midsummer may vary between 40,000 and 80,000 individuals, including the queen, hundreds of drones and thousands of busy worker bees. Honeybees forage for nectar and pollen; the latter is collected in special pollen baskets on the rear legs of the insect. In order to fill it, a bee needs to visit up to 100 flowers. It is worth mentioning that one comb cell contains as many as 20 pollen baskets! Bees collect nectar from around 4 million flowers to produce 1 kilogram of honey. Their efforts are invaluable. We are all beneficiaries of their hard daily work. Although they are mainly associated with the production of wax and honey, the environmentalists point out that 30% of food production and 90% of fruit harvest depends on the pollination by these tireless insects.
In the central part of the coin – image of the coat of arms eagle established as the national emblem of the Republic of Poland, dividing into two parts the flag of Poland. Below the right talon of the eagle – mint mark: m/w. Below it – year of issue: 2015, face value: 20 ZŁ. In the upper part of the reverse, along the rim – issuing country: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland).
In the central part of the coin – image of a flying honeybee approaching a flower. In the upper part of the reverse, along the rim – name of the coin in Polish: PSZCZOŁA MIODNA (honeybee). In the bottom part of the coin, along the rim – name of the species in Latin: Apis mellifera.
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