We are proud to present a new series of collector coins, the “Butterflies”. The collection features the most beautiful and unique butterflies of Europe and world. The coins in the series have a limited mintage, up to 8,000 pieces, an original design and an interesting theme. Thanks to the pad printing technique the images reflect the genuine butterfly colours.
In the central part of the coin, a likeness of the Queen Elizabeth II. Below, the Mint’s mark: M/W. Around it the inscription: ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR. Along the rim of the coin, at the top, the inscription: NIUE ISLAND 2011. In the background, a stylized enlarged fragment of a butterfly wing.
In the central part of the coin a stylized image of the Large Blue against the bushes of Sanguisorba officinalis. On one of the leaves a likeness of the red ant (Myrmica sabuleti). To the right the inscription: MACULINEA ARION (Latin name for the butterfly).