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2012 - Niue 1 NZD - Goliath Birdwing (Ornithoptera Goliath) - Proof

Producer:Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska)
Catalogue number:NISP2012BUOR
Denomination:1 NZD
Silver Fineness:Ag 925/1000
Weight:28,28 g
Diameter:38,61 mm
Author/Designer:Dobrochna Surajewska
Mintage (pcs):8000
Packaging:capsule, certificate
Price:vyprodáno / sold
The Goliath Birdwing is the fifth coin in the series “Butterflies”, which has already comprised the following coins : “Apollo”, “Large Blue”, “Scarce Copper” and the „Old World Swallowtail”. The coins were struck on Ag 925 blanks, in a low mintage – up to 8 000 pieces, in proof quality.

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 2012. In the background, a stylized enlarged fragment of a butterfly wing.

In the central part of the coin, a stylized likeness of the butterfly against the rainforest. To the right, the inscription: ORNITHOPTERA GOLIAT (Latin name for the butterfly).

Designer: Dobrochna Surajewska

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