The Grey Seal [20]

The Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)

Subject: Animals of the World
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 58000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-01-17
Issue price: 91 pln
In the central part images of two adult seals and one young seal, and the shade of two seals in the background. Above the stylised sea waves. At the top, a semicircular inscription, FOKA SZARA, at the bottom, a semicircular inscription, Halichoerus grypus.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Under the Eagle the notation of the year of issue, 2007, below an inscription, ZŁ 20 ZŁ. The images of the national flag at the sides of the Eagle's legs. At the top, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint's mark, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The Grey Seal

The seals found in the Baltic Sea are classified under three species: grey seal (Halichoerus grypus), common seal (Phoca vitulina) and ringed seal (Phoca hispida). All the above-specified species have been and still are found close to the Polish coast. Numerous records and rich historical data provide the evidence that they lived in large numbers on and around the coast of Poland. The population of grey seals has been always the largest, it is a species typical of the coastal zone. Still in the 30s of the 20th century it used to reproduce on the Polish coast, but it does not form resident colonies there any more. In 1984, it was placed under legal protection in Poland.

The grey seal is the largest Baltic seal. As the only species of seals, it has a characteristic, ...

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