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2 Euro World Bee Day

2 Euro (World Bee Day) -  obverse2 Euro (World Bee Day) -  reverse

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Features

Country Slovenia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.21 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

World Day of Bees - 20th of May

Obverse

In the middle of the inner ring of the coin is the image of honeycomb in a form of a globe, which shows the eastern hemisphere. Around the honeycomb on the left upper side is the inscription ‘SVETOVNI DAN ČEBEL’, and on the lower right side the inscription ‘SLOVENIJA 2018’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
SVETOVNI DAN ČEBEL
SLOVENIJA 2018

Translation:
World Bee Day
Slovenia 2018

Engraver: Janez Bizjak

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: SLOVENIJA

Translation: Slovenia

2 Euro (World Bee Day) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

After Slovenian proposal about the proclamation of World Bee Day to the UN, United Nations General Assembly on 20th of December 2017 adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People will be reminded of the importance of bees for the entire humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them. The resolution was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, including the USA, Canada, China, the Russian Federation, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and all the European Union Member States.

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2018  989,250 2.49 3.36 3.36
2018  2,750 750 Proof sets / 2000 Proof capsule
2018  8,000 4.42 BU

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