- Mintage Limit - 8000
- Butterflies Appolo Silver Coin
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
The beautifully designed “Butterflies” series of collector coins from the Mint of Poland features the most beautiful and unique butterflies of Europe and the world. Thanks to the pad printing technique the images reflect the genuine butterfly colours.
The obverse of the silver coin represents the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. There are also the legends denoting the Queen’s name and the coin’s face value. Along the rim of the coin, there are the inscriptions of the year of its mintage and the name of the issuing country against the background of a stylized enlarged fragment of a butterfly wing.
The reverse design features a stylized image of the Apollo against the background of the plants of Sedum maximum. The Apollo (Parnassius apollo), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family and is the largest representative of the endangered diurnal butterflies in Poland. The species is usually found in dry pastures growing over limestone slopes and screes rich in stonecrop (Sedum maximum), a plant much preferred by its caterpillars. To the right of the image, there is the legend indicating the Latin name of the butterfly.