2022 $2 Australian Honey Bee Coloured Coin with C Mintmark in Card
The Royal Australian Mint and the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council proudly presents this delightful coin, honouring the small yet mighty honey bee and Australia’s honey bee industry. 2022 marks the bicentenary of the establishment of the industry. The coin’s striking design and colour make it an attractive addition to collections.
Introduced in 1822, the European honey bee successfully adapted to Australia’s climate and flora; making them responsible for producing the majority of Australian honey. While there are more than 1,500 species of native honeybees, they tend to produce a lot less honey than introduced species.
Despite their small size and short lifespan, honey bees not only produce delicious honey, they are also regarded as a valuable agricultural commodity by providing free pollination services; resulting in superior quality harvest and increased yield. Honey bee pollination is estimated to contribute $4 to $6 billion to the economy.
Across Australia, there are approximately 20,000 registered beekeepers who operate more than 640,000 hives, producing up to 30,000 tonnes of honey each year. This honey is consumed in nearly 40 countries across the globe, including Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and, of course, Australia.
- Vibrant and intricate design featuring the Australian Honey Bee
- Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Jody Clark
- Produced in uncirculated finish
- Presented in capsule and presentation card
- Features a C mintmark to denote Canberra, the place of minting
- Australian legal tender
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Stokic|
|Packaging||Coin in capsule and presentation card|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.