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BUTTERFLY 3D Silver Coin 1000 Francs Cameroon 2011


This coin edition is as unique as this exotic butterfly. A 3D-effect within one’s reach. The sensational coloured butterfly with its posed wings appears almost to be alive! Experience numismatics in a complete new visual effect!

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The brush-footed butterfly, “Charaxes fournierae“ is a member of the Nymphalidae family. The species Charaxes was described for the fi rst time by the lepidopterist Ferdinand Ochsenheimer and includes more than 180 types. A common characteristic connects the members of this family: They only possess two functional leg pairs. The two legs in the front are a reduced pair of forelegs which only serve as cleaning paws. That is why the Nymphalidae are also called brush-footed butterflies. They are found in tropical regions in Central Africa.

  • CountryCameroon
  • Year2011
  • Face Value1000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)25
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
The coin obverse depict a extraordinary beautiful colorful 3D butterfly posed on a flower, on the top edge the legend "Papillon Exotiques" and on the bottom one the legend "Charaxes fournierae" and the issue year "2011". The three-dimensional butterfly with the magnificent wings, the innate elegance, light as air, fascinating how nature can be. The butterfly really appears to be alive, its softness is almost touching!
The reverse of coin includes the Republic of Cameroon emblem and the value "1000 Francs CFA".