One Thousand Francs Silver 2010 Butterflies of Love, Coin from Cameroon - detailed information

One Thousand Francs Silver 2010 Butterflies of Love, Coin from Cameroon
CoinOne Thousand Francs Silver 2010 Butterflies of Love

The Republic of Cameroon uses the Central African CFA Franc as its currency; it is the common currency of six independent states in central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The CFA Franc has both common and national issues. All common circulating coins are issued under the authority of CEMAC ("Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale" - Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) and have no issuing country. Separately, each member country can strike coins bearing its national symbols; these coins are legal tender in the other members of the bloc too.

Cameroon has authorised some foreign mints to strike coins under its issuing authority for collector's purposes. These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, but the silver 1000 Francs - such as this coin - are not; their weight is more than a half ounce but less than one ounce, and is "metric" - 25 grams of silver.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Butterfly is an insect known throughout the world and fascinates young and old because of its diversity. More than 180?000 species are known. It incarnates a signal of freedom and also of a boundless love. Every butterfly makes its own demands towards the environment. These animals can only truly develop themselves if these demands are fulfilled.

There are butterflies that do not have one pigment but nevertheless come up with terrific colour brilliance. These so-called structural colours occur when a white light falls on periodically arranged lamellas which are arranged at an equal distance.

These interesting characteristics are reflected on this 3D-hologram coin which does the colourful butterfly justice. A rainbow-like play of light on the relief minted butterfly produces a unique effect which is only possible by using this method. A beautiful play between the multicoloured spectrum and the matt surface occurs. Let yourself be captivated.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Cameroon / One Thousand Francs Silver 2010 Butterflies of Love - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cameroon. It features a shield divided in three parts by two diagonal lines starting from the centre of the upper rim. In the central section, an upright sword and scales are superimposed on the outline of the map of the country, above which there is a five-pointed star. Behind the shield, two crossed bundles of rod with axes in the middle (fasces). Around above, the motto PAIX TRAVAIL PATRIE in French, below which in smaller letters the same in English: PEACE WORK FATHERLAND. On a ribbon around below, the name of the country in English: REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON, below which in larger letters the same in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.

In large letters around above, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN. Around below, on two lines the face value: 1000 FRANCS CFA (one thousand Central African CFA Francs).

The surface is textured with small dots.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 1000 FRANCS CFA
Reverse
Cameroon / One Thousand Francs Silver 2010 Butterflies of Love - reverse photo

The reverse depicts two flying butterflies, and a flower on the left; there is a hologram iridescent effect on the figures of the butterflies. Around above, the inscription PAPILLONS D'AMOUR ("Butterflies of love" in French).

Below left, the date of issue 2010.

The surface is textured with small dots.

Reverse Inscription PAPILLONS D'AMOUR
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, hologram effect.
CIT Item ID: 24650

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One Thousand Francs Silver 2010 Butterflies of Love: Details
CountryCameroon
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Cameroon
Coin TypeOne Thousand Francs, Silver
Issued2010
SymbolCoat of Arms of Cameroon
Face Value1000 (x Franc)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass25.000 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-YLZR-ONQG
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