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2 euros roll 2015 Latvia – Black stork protection plan

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Original roll with 25 psc UNC 2 euros coins.
Coins: Diameter – 25.75mm Thickness – 2.2mm Weight – 8.5gr 75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 1 000 000 pieces

Description

The coin celebrates the 10th anniversarry of the Black Stork Protection Plan in Latvia. The black stork is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread, but uncommon, species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe (predominantly in central and eastern regions), across temperate Asia and Southern Africa. 

Latest research data suggest that the population of Black Storks in Latvia is currently dangerously low. Most of the birds that were left in nests in previous years were in bad shape (half-starved). On top of that, females are affected the most. It is possible that this is the reason for such a steep ratio between genders (80% of males and 20% of females).