Description

Designed by Miljenko Licul and Zvone Kosovelj and featured reliefs of animals by Janez Boljka.

Obverse

Embossed circular surface with the value impressed into it. The legend “Republic of Slovenia” is written on the left side of the coin, from the bottom up, and along the right edge the denomination of the coin in words reading “50 tolars” from the top down. The year of coinage is impressed on the bottom part.

REPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA
PETDESET TOLARJEV
50
2005

Reverse

Depicts a stylized bull in the centre. Above it is the Latin name of the animal. The value of the coin expressed with the number “50” below.

A bull is an intact (i.e., not castrated) adult male of the species Bos taurus (cattle). More muscular and aggressive than the female of the species, the cow, the bull has long been an important symbol in many cultures, and plays a significant role in both beef ranching and dairy farming, and in a variety of other cultural activities.

Taurus (Latin for "the Bull") is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The symbol of the bull is based on the Cretan Bull, the white bull that fathered the Minotaur who was killed by Theseus.

TAURUS TAURUS
50

Edge

50 Tolarjev

KM# 52
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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