- Mintage Limit ONLY - 2000
- Coin with Colour Printed
- Each coin is struck from 1oz of pure silver
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity + Presentation Case
Located 2,400 kilometres (1,500 miles) northeast of New Zealand in the midst of the vast Pacific Ocean, is the island paradise that is Niue. With a land area of 269 square kilometres (100 square miles), Niue is both one of the world’s largest raised coral atolls and one of the smallest countries on earth.
The Niue Blue Butterfly (Nacaduba Niueensis) is the only endemic butterfly species found on this remote Pacific island. It was discovered by Australian Museum Research Associate, Mr. Rob Lachlan in 2012. As there are only a small number of endemic plant and animal species, this butterfly has particular importance to the people of Niue.
In the central part of the coin – an image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This face of the coin features both colour and relief engraved depictions of the Niue Blue Butterfly. These are set against a contrasting polished and matte background design engraved with the butterfly species Latin name.
The Niue Blue Butterfly 1 oz Fine Silver coin is presented inside a stylish classic wooden inner coin packaging, which sits inside a classically themed outer case.