Silver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Many of these feature various animals.

This coin is part of a series by the Mint of Poland dedicated to butterflies, and depicts a Maculinea Arion butterfly.

The Mint says about it:
"The Mint of Poland is proud to present a new series of collector coins, theButterflies. 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.

The Large Blue (Maculinea arion) is a diurnal butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It has very characteristic, beautiful blue wings, speckled with black dots. The wingspan reaches 4 cm. Sexual dimorphism is only minimal, with the female being better identifiable by its more intensive wing drawings. The large blue butterfly is commonly spotted between the latter half of June and early August. Isolated individuals live as short as a few days, sometimes up to two weeks or so. They usually feed off thyme flowers, but are also found feeding off vicia. They like to spend the nights and the hottest times of day among juniper bushes. Females lay the eggs in the flowers of burnet. When the larvae are big enough they fall down onto the earth. Secreting honeydew they attract the red ants, which take them to their nests. The large blue caterpillars spend there up to 10 months feeding off ant larvae and eggs."

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage8,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait", by Ian Rank-Broadley). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

The artist's initials are not displayed. Below the portrait is the small MW mint mark of the Mint of Poland (m over W), for Mennica Warszawska (Mint of Warsaw).

Above the effigy, the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II. Below the effigy, the face value: ONE DOLLAR.

Around above in the outer rim, NIUE ISLAND 2011. The rim is wide, and its lower part has a decorative pattern like a butterfly wing.

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND 2011 ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly - reverse photo

The centre of the reverse depicts a coloured Large Blue butterfly against a background of bushes of Sanguisorba officinalis. On one of the leaves a likeness of the red ant (Myrmica sabuleti).

Around right, the Latin name of the species: MACULINEA ARION.

Reverse Inscription MACULINEA ARION
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured (pad printing).
Packaging: boxed, with Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: January 2011.

See also

Coins in the Butterflies series include:
- 1/2oz Gold, Parnassius Apollo Butterfly, 2011
- 1oz Silver, Lycaena Virgaureae Butterfly, 2010
- 1oz Silver, Parnassius Apollo Butterfly, 2010
- 1oz Silver, Maculinea Arion Butterfly, 2011
- 1oz Silver, Papilio Machaon Butterfly, 2011
- 1oz Silver, Ornithoptera Goliath Butterfly, 2012

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Silver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Animals
Issued2011
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage8,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-BPBY-OMPX
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