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POLAND ANNUAL NATIVE WILDLIFE SERIES
2006 2 ZLOTYCH BRASS ALLOY COMMEMORATIVE COIN UNCIRCULATED
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.
The front of this coin shows a realistically-rendered adult ground squirrel standing 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.
Back of coin shows an image of the Crowned White Eagle, established as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland; the Eagle’s legs are flanked by the white and red national flag; the notation of the year of issue, 2006, under the Eagle; an inscription, 2 Zt, below the year; an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, on top in the surround.
This 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
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage Limit: 1,400,000
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”.
PHOTOS ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAILS.
PARDON REFLECTIONS OF CAMERA LENS SEEN IN PHOTOS.
THERE MAY BE SOME DISCLORATION, TONING AND/OR SPOTTING.
COIN MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL NICKS AND SCRATCHES.
COIN YOU RECEIVE MAY DIFFER FROM THAT SHOWN IN PHOTO BUT WILL BE IN SAME GENERAL CONDITION. COLOR AND HUE OF COIN YOU RECEIVE MAY VARY FROM THAT SHOWN DUE TO COMPUTER AND PHOTOGRAPHY ISSUES AND DUE TO INDIVIDUAL COIN VARIABILITY.
This Alpine Marmots Poland Annual Native Wildlife Series Animal World Commemorative Coin makes a great numismatic collectible gift for yourself and/or someone else.
This coin is a great addition to your coin or animal collection and is a great way to start a coin collection for your child or grandchild!
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