Benevolent bees

Bees have provided humans with honey for millennia. The ancient Egyptians attached great religious and spiritual significance to bees, while many civilisations honoured them in art, jewellery, sculpture, and like the Greeks, on early coins. English poet Geoffrey Chaucer admired their seemingly endless industry and energy, originating the phrase ‘busy as bees’. But their role as effective crop pollinators outweighs every other aspect their benevolence. Through this vital biological service, they remain essential to people and the planet.

Honey bee design

The coin portrays three worker bees on the petals of a large flower. The background includes representations of additional honey bees and flowers. As well as a ribbon scroll with the inscription ‘HONEY BEE’, the reverse includes the coin’s weight, purity, 2024 year-date, and a ‘P125’ mintmark.

06 2024 HoneyBee 2 Kilo Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin InCase HighRes

H.M. King Charles III effigy

The obverse of each coin depicts the Dan Thorne effigy of His Majesty King Charles III, and the monetary denomination.

Translucent case

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a translucent case which comes in a black wooden presentation box.

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Year 2024
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 64.301
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 60.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 2,000.200
Maximum Diameter (mm) 101.30
Maximum Thickness (mm) 36.30
Maximum Mintage 200
Finish Antique, High Relief
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Dan Thorne design of H.M. King Charles III
Designer Jennifer McKenna

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