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HONEYBEE COMMEMORATIVE 2 COIN SET UNCIRCULATED
SLOVENIA 1993 50 STOTINOV ALUMINUM COIN
SAN MARINO 1974 10 LIRA ALUMINUM COIN
These 2 coins from central Europe celebrate that small yet important mighty dynamo — the honeybee.
Slovenia coin is 20 mm in diameter and San Marino Coin is 23.3 mm in diameter. Both coins are smaller than a USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter). The Slovenia Coin has a smaller diameter and the San Marino Coin has a larger diameter than a USA nickel (21.21 mm in diameter).
Bees have been producing honey as they do today for at least 150 million years. Bees produce honey as food stores for the hive during the long months of winter when flowers aren’t blooming and therefore little or no nectar is available to them. European honey bees, genus Apis Mellifera, produce such an abundance of honey, far more than the hive can eat, that humans can harvest the excess. For this reason, European honey bees can be found in beekeeper’s hives around the world!
San Marino is an enclave in central Italy about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC. It is the third smallest independent state in Europe after the Holy See and Monaco. It is reputed to be the world’s oldest republic. San Marino was founded by a Christian stone mason named Marino in 301 A.D.
Front of San Marino coin:
Honey bee is shown on the front.
Lettering: “F A O L.10”
Engraver: Luciano Minguzzi
Back of San Marino coin:
Ostrich feathers and towers within a circle are shown on the front. The towers are the Three Towers of San Marino, which appear on the flag, coat of arms, and coins of San Marino and are located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital.
Lettering: “REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO 1974”
Engraver: Luciano Minguzzi
Country San Marino
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Value 10 Lire (10 SML)
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 23.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Slovenia is slightly smaller than New Jersey and borders on Italy, Austria, Croatia, and the Adriatic Sea. The Slovene lands were part of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria until 1918 when the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, renamed Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow’s rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia’s transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
Front Of Slovenia Coin:
A bee, with the Latin name “Apis mellifera” written to the right of it, and the nominal value, expressed in numbers, to the left of the bee. The Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) is a subspecies of the western honey bee. The Carniolan honey bee is native to Slovenia, southern Austria, and parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria.
Lettering: “APIS MELLIFERA 50”
Back Of Slovenia Coin:
Embossed square surface with the number “50” impressed into it, the legend “REPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA” running to the left, and the denomination in words reading “PETDESET STOTINOV” and “1993” the year of coinage to the right.
Lettering: “REPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA PETDESET STOTINOV 50 1993”
Type Common coin
Value 50 Stotinov (0.50 SIT)
Weight 0.85 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
This is an amazing collectible and conversation piece that is sure to please collectors and animal buffs alike.
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This honeybee commemorative coin set makes —
an excellent addition to any coin collection
a must for any honeybee collector
a wonderful gift for yourself or someone you know!
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