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DRAGONFLY World Of Insects Silver Coin 2$ Palau 2010


Beautiful second coin issued by the Republic of Palau in 2010 belonging to serie: World of Insect. It depicts the amazing drangonfly species and particularly it honors the Blue-eyed Hawker.

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The Southern Migrant Hawker or Blue-eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) is a dragonfly found in southern Europe and Asia. As its name suggests the male has blue eyes and also blue marking on the abdomen.
It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic.
Aeshna affinis is found in southern and central Europe and all around the Mediterranean, in North Africa and the Middle East and across Asia to China. It is found on many Mediterranean islands including Menorca, Corsica, and Sicily. It is a migrant species and so is found further northwards in good years.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2010
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)15.57 (1/2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)35
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin reverse depicts a splendid coloured dragonfly, on left side the total representation of an insect while it's on the grass, the legend "AESHNA AFFINIS" and the year of issue.
The coin obverse depicts the Palau State Coat of Arms.