Exotic Butterflies

Exotic Butterflies is an aptly named collection showcasing the beauty and elegance of the worlds butterflies with fascinating, brilliantly coloured 3D wings. It appears as though a real butterfly could lift off the coin at any moment to drift away.

The enchanting coins have been issued annually since 2011 for a different nation and portray a butterfly species native to that particular region. Starting with the 2016 release, the coins are minted with smartminting© relief.

The final issue of the series was issued by Mongolia and revealed at the Berlin World Money Fair in 2017.

Series Profile:

  • 7-coin collection, issued annually from 2011 to 2017
  • Issued by a different nation each year:
    • 2011 Cameroon, 1000 Francs CFA
    • 2012 Tokelau, 5 Dollars
    • 2013 Andorra, 5 Dinar
    • 2014 Central African Republic, 1000 Francs CFA
    • 2015 Equatorial Guinea, 1000 Francos CFA
    • 2016 Tanzania, 1000 Shillings
    • 2017 Mongolia, 500 Togrog
  • 38.61 mm, 25 g, proof
  • Silver .999 or .925 depending on issue
  • Each coin carries a 3D butterfly perched on a flower
  • Mintage: 2500 per issue
  • Smartminting on 2016 and 2017 issues

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2017

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Butterflies in 3D – 2017
Butterflies in 3D – 2017

2016

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Butterflies in 3D – 2016
Butterflies in 3D – 2016

2015

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Butterflies in 3D – 2015
Butterflies in 3D – 2015

2014

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Butterflies in 3D – 2014
Butterflies in 3D – 2014

2013

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Butterflies in 3D – 2013
Butterflies in 3D – 2013

2012

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Butterflies in 3D – 2012
Butterflies in 3D – 2012

2011

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Butterflies in 3D – 2011
Butterflies in 3D – 2011

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