The Pond Turtle [20]

The Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis)

Subject: Animals of the World
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 35000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2002-02-06
Issue price: 54 pln
The images of two swimming pond turtles. Both on the left and on the right, stylized weed. Upwards a semicircular inscription: ŻÓŁW BŁOTNY - Emys orbicularis (European pond terrapin).

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
An image of the Eagle as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Under the Eagle a notation of the year of issue: 2002, below an inscription: ZŁ 20 ZŁ On both sides of the Eagle's talon, an image of the State flag. Upwards a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. Under the left talon of the Eagle, the Mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The Pond Turtle

European pond terrapin is the only representative of turtle species occurring in Poland. It is also one of the rarest animals in our country. This species can be found in almost whole of Europe apart from its northern part (Scandinavia and territories on the North-West from Ryska Bay) and in Great Britain. Beyond Europe it occurs in Western Asia and in North-West Africa. It belongs to the family of Emydidae.

Pond turtle lives mainly in lowland. Sometimes it dwells also in uplands and in the mountains not higher than 800 m a.s.1. It can be found in stagnant waters abundantly grown over with rushes and reeds. Only in Crimea it occurs in mountain rivers of rushing current. During migrations from one reservoir to another it can be found far from water (4 km). ...

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