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Metal 999 Fine Silver
Finish Proof / Coloured
Diameter 40.7 mm
Edge Milled
Denomination $2
Year of Issue 2014
Mintage 2,000
Weight1 Troy oz
About the Coin

‘After netting a small blue butterfly flying around a flowering tree, I realised it was not a species I recognised due to its rather unusual pattern on the underside of both wings. I was very excited about this unexpected find as I knew all the species likely to be encountered on the island of Niue and this was not one of them. When I returned to the Australian Museum I discovered it was indeed a new, undescribed species.’ - Rob Lachlan

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.

Reverse Design
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.

Obverse Design
This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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.
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