Slovenia 2 euros 2018 - World Bees Day

Obverse of Slovenia 2 euros 2018 - World Bees Day
Details The coin is dedicated to the "World Day of the Bees" that is celebrated on May 20, commemorating the birth of Anton Jansa, an eighteenth-century Slovenian beekeeper considered a pioneer of modern beekeeping.

In 2015 Slovenia proposed to establish May 20 as the "World Day of the Bees". The objective of this initiative was to raise awareness about the importance of agriculture and the protection of biodiversity of a species threatened by high global mortality (a recent report by the United Nations showed that more than 40% of pollinator species, mainly bees and butterflies, in danger of extinction). Animals pollinate approximately 90% of wild plant species and many agricultural crops around the world, which is vital for the preservation of life. Insects, mainly bees, contribute significantly to pollination, estimating the economic value of insect pollination in approximately 153,000 million euros worldwide.

The obverse of the design shows in the center a beehive with its cells filled with honey and pollen. It forms the outline of part of the European, African and Asian continents, the place of origin of the Apis mellifera. In the upper left part, in an arched line adjacent to the outer edge of the coin, the commemorative legend "SVETOVNI DAN ČEBEL" (World Bee Day) and in the lower right, in the same way, the legend of the issuing country and the year of issue "SLOVENIJA 2018".
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Edge S L O V E N I J A followed by an engraved dot
Comments Designer: Janez Bizjak - Legend: "SVETOVNI DAN ČEBEL" (World Bee Day)

Issue date: 14 May 2018
Mintage 1,000,000 pieces

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