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Colourful Creatures - The Bat (Glow in the Dark) 3€ Cu-Ni Coin - Austria 2016

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Colourful Creatures - The Bat Glow in the Dark 3€ Cu-Ni coin.

Attention to detail to another level with this series by combining the coins’ surface relief, colour application and superb artwork to dramatic effect. Even the coin’s face value is out of the ordinary: Colourful Creatures is the first ever Austrian 3€ coin series.

Mintage: 50,000 pieces worldwide.

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Country :Austria
Year :2016
Face Value :3 Euros
Metal :Copper-Nickel
Weight :16 g
Size :34.00 mm
Quality :Brilliant uncirculated (BU)
Mintage :50,000 pcs. worldwide
Series :Colourful Creatures
Certificate of Authenticity :No
Wooden Box :No
Original ETUI box/case :No
Designer :Mag. Helmut Andexlinger

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Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kaɪˈrɒptərə/; from the Ancient Greek: χείρ - cheir, "hand" and Ancient Greek: πτερόν - pteron, "wing" whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium.

Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), representing about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide, with about 1,240 bat species divided into two suborders: the less specialized and largely fruit-eating megabats, or flying foxes, and the highly specialized and echolocating microbats. About 70% of bat species are insectivores. Most of the rest are frugivores, or fruit eaters. A few species, such as the fish-eating bat, feed from animals other than insects, with the vampire bats being hematophagous, or feeding on blood.

Bats are present throughout most of the world, with the exception of extremely cold regions. They perform the vital ecological roles of pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds; many tropical plant species depend entirely on bats for the distribution of their seeds. Bats are economically important, as they consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. The smallest bat is the Kitti's hog-nosed bat, measuring 29–34 mm (1.14–1.34 in) in length, 15 cm (5.91 in) across the wings and 2–2.6 g (0.07–0.09 oz) in mass. It is also arguably the smallest extant species of mammal, with the Etruscan shrew being the other contender. The largest species of bat are a few species of Pteropus (fruit bats or flying foxes) and the giant golden-crowned flying fox with a weight up to 1.6 kg (4 lb) and wingspan up to 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in).

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Colourful Creatures - The Bat (Glow in the Dark) 3€ Cu-Ni Coin - Austria 2016

Colourful Creatures - The Bat (Glow in the Dark) 3€ Cu-Ni Coin - Austria 2016

Colourful Creatures - The Bat Glow in the Dark 3€ Cu-Ni coin.

Attention to detail to another level with this series by combining the coins’ surface relief, colour application and superb artwork to dramatic effect. Even the coin’s face value is out of the ordinary: Colourful Creatures is the first ever Austrian 3€ coin series.

Mintage: 50,000 pieces worldwide.

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