World of Insects - Bumble Bee

Palau 2011 - $2 - World of Insects - Bumble Bee - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 1.000 have been issued by Numiscollect!
This silver proof coin comes is dedicated the world of insects!
$80.73

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Country Palau
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 1/2oz - 15,55g
Diameter 35 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 1000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $80.73
Coin Story

A bumble bee (also spelled as bumblebee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they are common in New Zealand and Tasmania. The Phasmatodea (sometimes called Phasmida) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe and Australasia), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States and Canada), phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae). The ordinal name is derived from the Ancient Greek phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, and refers to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage can make them extremely difficult to spot. Phasmatodea can be found all over the world in warmer zones, especially the tropics and subtropics.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a bumble bee in full color. The image offsets itself against the silver proof background, which is finely engraved with fauna and another bee. At the bottom you will find the latin name "Bombus Latreille" and the year of issue "2011"

Obverse Design

The obverse features the South Sea Island of Palau’s coat of arms – a sea god with a mermaid and a boat typical of Oceania. The name of the issuing nation ‘REPUBLIC OF PALAU’ appears along the top edge and the face value of ‘$2’ is indicated in the exergue.

Packaging

The World of Insects - Bumble Bee silver coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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