Young Collectors Animal Athletes - 2012 Monarch Butterfly $1 Coin

  • Young Collectors Animal Athletes - 2012 Monarch Butterfly $1 Coin
  • Young Collectors Animal Athletes - 2012 Monarch Butterfly $1 Coin
  • Young Collectors Animal Athletes - 2012 Monarch Butterfly $1 Coin

Buy the 2012 Young Collectors Animal Athletes – Monarch Butterfly $1 Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Monarch Butterfly Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender $1 Coin
  • Presentation Card
  • Second Release in New Series

Also available – the first coin in the series with special display album.

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Young Collectors Animal Athletes - 2012 Monarch Butterfly $1 Coin 1220BAAD AUS $ 9.04
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Product Information

 

Monarch Butterfly Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured Monarch Butterfly against the background of a butterfly swarm and rural scene.  The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and monetary denomination are also incorporated in the design. 

Australian Legal Tender $1 Coin

Struck by The Perth Mint from aluminium bronze, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and 2012 year-date appear on the coin’s obverse.

Presentation Card

A great gift for any budding young collector, the coin is housed in an illustrated and informative presentation card. 

Technical Specifications

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Metal Aluminium Bronze
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 13.80
Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.10
Designer Tom Vaughan

Brilliant orange and black in colour, the Monarch is among the most easily recognisable of the butterfly species.  It is estimated that the Monarch Butterfly can fly over 425 kilometres a day, which is a long way for a creature that is only a few centmetres long!  This amazing feat can be compared to the length of the human Olympic marathon, which covers an official distance of just over 42 kilometres.
 
The Monarch is famous for its southward migration and northward return in summer from Canada to Mexico and Baja California, which spans the life of three to four generations of the butterfly. The Monarch can also be found in parts of Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

The Monarch migration is one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world.  No wonder this colourful creature is the marathon champion of the insect world!

Previous Release: Kangaroo

Forthcoming Releases: Cheetah, Sailfish, Rhinoceros Beetle, Rocket Frog

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