Cameroon 2011 Proof Silver 1,000 CFA Francs Exotic Butterflies 3D

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Mintage of only 2,500 coins!
This stunning sterling Silver Proof crown from Cameroon exhibits a realistic three-dimensional replica of an exotic butterfly perched delicately atop petals of a flower. The mirrored Proof finish reflects the wings like a sparkling pool of water. Innovative, artistic, rare and lovely, this coin would stand out in any collection or make a great gift for the butterfly enthusiast in your life. This coin comes to you in a felt-lined lacquered wooden box, a golden outer box, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity from the Republic of Cameroon. It has a face value of 1,000 Communaute Financiere Africaine francs.

This coin is dedicated to the brush-footed butterfly or Charaxes fournierae, which is a member of the Nymphalidae family. The species Charaxes was described for the first 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, which is why the Nymphalidae are also called brush-footed butterflies. They are found in tropical regions in central Africa.

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Product Specifications

Product ID: 67924
Year: 2011
Grade: Proof
Denomination: 1000 Francs
Diameter: 38.61 mm