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2011 Cameroon Silver 1000 CFA Francs Exotic Butterflies 3D Prf

2011 Cameroon Silver 1000 CFA Francs Exotic Butterflies 3D Prf

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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