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Silver coin “Waggle dance”


  • Metal: silver 999
  • Mintage: 50000 vnt
  • Fine Weight: 7,78  g (8,41 g)
  • Diameter: 28,50  mm
  • Quality: SU (Special Uncirculated)
  • Face Value: 5 Eur
  • Mint: Münze Österreich
  • Country: Austria 
  • Coin Design: Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wahner, Rebecca Wilding 
  • Date of Issue: 2023
  • Packaging: Comes in a blister pack featuring information in English-German


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Why talk when you can dance instead? That’s how bees communicate. Their ‘waggle dance’ is a wonderful phenomenon and one that not only bees themselves benefit from. Other living creatures, including humans, do so too, because bees are a vital part of our ecosystem: their welfare is our welfare.

In the early 20th century, the unusual behaviour of honeybees piqued the curiosity of behavioural scientist Karl von Frisch (1886–1982), who grew up in Vienna. He was intrigued by the way the insects sometimes move in circles and perform a figure of-eight ‘waggle dance’. In time, von Frisch discovered that when doing so, bees are in fact ‘speaking’ a dance language to the other members of their hive to show them where they can find pollen and nectar. Although originally disputed by other scientists, von Frisch’s theory eventually earned him the Nobel Prize in 1973.

This beautiful coin is dedicated to the insect known for its important role in pollination and honey production: the bee. The coin has a wonderful shape, has a Proof quality and a stunning design. Limited mintage of 50.000 pieces worldwide.

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