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2 Dollars 2009, Bermuda

in Krause book Number: 57a
Years of issue: 01.01.2009 - 30.09.2009
Edition: --
Signatures: Chairman: Mr. R. Alan F. Richardson, Director: Mr. E. Barclay Simmons
Serie: 400 years of discovery of Bermuda
Specimen of: 01.01.2009
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 138 х 68
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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2 Dollars 2009

Description

Watermark:

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and a boat under sail. Cornerstones at all corners.

Hibiscus rosa sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as rose mallow, Chinese hibiscus, China rose and shoe flower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. By Bermuda guests mistakenly counted as endemic.

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Sialia sialis

The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards, and most recently can be spotted in suburban areas.

Paw Paw

The bird sitting on the Asimina. It is a genus of eight species of small trees or shrubs with large simple leaves and large fruit, native to eastern North America, collectively referred to as Pawpaw. The genus includes the widespread common pawpaw Asimina triloba, which bears the largest edible fruit indigenous to the continent.

Plumeria rubra

Centered are the flowers Plumeria rubra.

It is a deciduous plant species belonging to the genus Plumeria. Originally native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela, it has been widely cultivated in subtropical and tropical climates worldwide and is a popular garden and park plant, as well as being used in temples and cemeteries. It grows as a spreading tree to 7-8 m. (20-25 ft.) high and wide, and is flushed with fragrant flowers of shades of pink, white and yellow over the summer and autumn.

Also 3 yachts. On the top a butterfly, in the middle is a hologram window with Bermuda profile inside.

Bottom left is an image of HM The Queen. The new designs were described as "distinctly Bermudian", with Queen Elizabeth II being relegated to a minor position, using a royal effigy made by Arnold Machin.

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Clocktower Mall

Bottom left is the Clocktower Mall. It is a Dockyard landmark. Built in the XIX century as administration offices for the British Royal Navy, its beautifully restored cobblestone floors and handsome wrought - iron pillars are now home to an exciting array of boutiques and shops. However, back in 1850 The Clocktower or Great Eastern Storehouse, was used as a warehouse for the Royal Navy. The walls of this massive structure are almost 3 feet thick and truly spectacular to see.

Incidentally, don’t be confused by the Clocktower’s "one-handed clock". While the South Tower is indeed a regular clock, the North Tower is a tide clock that was set each day to mark high tide-vital information for sailors based in Dockyard who needed to avoid the treacherous local reefs to ferry supplies and munitions to ships in the harbor.

Bermuda Maritime Museum is located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, in Sandys Parish.

King Neptune

The 3-meter high statue of King Neptune staying at the entrance. This has been rebuilt in limestone from a figure that was recovered from the shipwreck HMS Irresistible that sunk in 1891. The six buildings where the museum's exhibits are housed were built between 1837-1852.

Above is the view of the royal dockyard of XIX century.

At the top is sunset and the profiles of butterflies Danaus plexippus.

Monarch Bermuda

Along left border are butterflies Danaus plexippus.

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9-10.2 cm. (3½-4 in.) (the viceroy butterfly is similar in color and pattern, but is markedly smaller, and has an extra black stripe across the hind wing).

The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its multigenerational southward late summer/autumn migration from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, covering thousands of miles. The western North American population of monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains most often migrate to sites in California but have been found in overwintering Mexico sites. Monarchs were transported to the international space station and were bred there.

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Bermuda onion

Before serial number - the Bermuda onion.

Bermuda onion is a sweet onion is a variety of onion that is not pungent. Their mildness is attributable to their low sulfur content and high water content when compared to other onion varieties.

The Bermuda onion is a variety of sweet onion grown on the island of Bermuda. The seeds were originally imported from the Canary Islands before 1888. Onion export to the United States made up such a prominent feature of Bermudian life, they soon adopted the nickname onions. Sweet onions from Texas largely displaced the Bermuda variety.