We are proud to present a series of commemorative 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, an original design and an interesting theme. Thanks to the pad printing technique the images reflect the genuine butterfly colours.
The “Old World Swallowtail” is the fourth commemorative coin in the series “Butterflies”, which has already comprised the “Apollo”, the “Large Blue” and the “Scarce Copper”. The series is offered in golden and silver editions.
Silver “Old World Swallowtail” coin was struck on blank of Ag 925, in low mintage – up to 5 000 pieces, in proof quality. The Old World Swallowtail is one of the most beautiful and largest Polish diurnal butterflies. Add one to your collection!
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 likeness of the Old World Swallowtail against the flowers and the leaves of Daucus. On one of the leaves a likeness of the caterpillar. To the right the inscription: PAPILIO MACHAON (Latin name for the butterfly).