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SCARCE COPPER Butterfly Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2010


The Mint of Poland is proud to present a new series of collector coins, the "Butterflies". The collection will feature the most attractive and beautiful butterflies of Europe and world. The series will have a limited mintage and an original design. Thanks to the pad printing technique the images will reflect the genuine butterfly colours.

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Scarce Copper
The Scarce Copper (Lycaena virgaureae) is one of the most popular butterflies in Europe. The insect has red wings with a limited span (27-32 mm). It belongs to the gossamer-winged family. The male and the female are very different in terms of their colours. The male’s upperside is bright red, with dark edges, whereas the female’s wings feature a clear pattern made of dark spots. The caterpillar is green with yellow stripes and a black head. The pupa is dark brown.
The butterfly is found in various areas in Easter and Central Europe. The most likely time to spot it is between June and August, mainly in the mountains and less frequently in the lowlands, in bright forest clearings and meadows rich in flowers. The scarce copper caterpillar, which is green, feeds on common or field sorrel.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2010
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)28.28
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)8.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
The reverse features an image of a male Scarce copper; in the background, grass leaves, with one of them being significantly enlarged. Below the inscription: LYCAENA VIRGAUREAE (Latin name for the scarce copper).
The coin obverse features a likeness of the Queen Elizabeth II. Below, the Mint's mark: M/W. Around it the inscription: ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR. Along the rim of the coin, at the top, the inscription: NIUE ISLAND 2010. In the background, a stylized enlarged fragment of a butterfly wing.