The Marmot [20]

The Marmot (Marmota marmota

Subject: Animals of the World
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 60000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2006-02-28
Issue price: 75 pln
On the left-hand side, an image of an adult marmot standing on its hind legs. On the right-hand side, images of two young marmots on a mountain rock. In the background, a stylised image of a mountain landscape. At the top, a semicircular nscription, ŚWISTAK - Marmota marmota.

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
The image of the Eagle established as the emblem of the Republic of Poland. Under the Eagle the notation of the year of issue, 2006, below an inscription, ZŁ 20 ZŁ. On the sides of the Eagle's legs, images of the State flag. At the top, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. Under the Eagle's left leg, the mint's mark: m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The Marmot

The marmot is a big rodent inhabiting the meadow areas in high European mountains. The most numerous population of marmot dwells in the Alps, a very small one in the Tatras. Apart from that, the marmot is found in the Pyrenees, where it was introduced from the Alps, and in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains, where it was reintroduced (i.e. introduced after becoming extinct in the area). In the Pleistocene (the Ice Age) the marmot inhabited large areas of the grassy European lowlands, but after the continental glacier retreated, its range of occurrence shrank to high mountain areas.

In the Alpine region, the marmot is still quite common, in the Tatras, however, both in Poland and in Slovakia, it is rare and threatened with extinction. The Tatra marmot constitutes ...

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