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1 Tyiyn 1993, Kyrgyzstan

in Krause book Number: 1a
Years of issue: 10.05.1993
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1993 Issue
Specimen of: 10.05.1993
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 90 × 70
Printer: De la Rue currency,Loughton

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1 Tyiyn 1993

Description

Watermark:

watermarkThe stylized image of golden eagles are throughout the field (defined very hard).

Avers:

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Soaring golden eagle on a background of the sun's rays.

Aquila chrysaetosThe golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the nomadic peoples of Central Asia, mostly Kazakhs, Kirghiz and Mongols, the golden eagle is used as a hunting bird for hunting fox-Korsakov, hares, wolves sometimes, saiga antelope and gazelles.

It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes. Immature eagles of this species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings. Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up a variety of prey (mainly hares, rabbits, marmots and other ground squirrels).

Golden eagles maintain home ranges or territories that may be as large as 200 km2 (77 sq mi.). They build large nests in high places (mainly cliffs) to which they may return for several breeding years. Most breeding activities take place in the spring; they are monogamous and may remain together for several years or possibly for life. Females lay up to four eggs, and then incubate them for six weeks. Typically, one or two young survive to fledge in about three months. These juvenile golden eagles usually attain full independence in the fall, after which they wander widely until establishing a territory for themselves in four to five years.

Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many areas which are now more heavily populated by humans. Despite being extirpated from or uncommon in some of its former range, the species is still fairly ubiquitous, being present in sizeable stretches of Eurasia, North America, and parts of North Africa.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners. In words centered, at the bottom.

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tundukTunduk framed by sunlight.

Tündük (Kyrgyz: түндүк [tyndyk]), or crown of the traditional Kyrgyz yurt, a symbol also on the national emblem and replicated in many facets of Kyrgyz architecture.

The word "Tunduk" has an important philosophy meaning; it symbolizes the unity between our country and the universe that surround us.

"Tunduk" is the symbol in the Kyrgyzstan flag which symbolizes the unity between the 40 different tribes (expressed in 40 sunbeams) which inhabited this region in the past.

Furthermore, "Tunduk" is the element in the roof of a "Yurta" (Yurta - the Kyrgyz house of the nomadic people) through which the sunlight enters, and it forms a connection between the inside live and space around us.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners. In words centered, at the bottom.

Comments:

Withdrawed at 1 of January 2008.

Designers: A.P. Tsygankov and D.E. Lysogorov.