Andorra – 2013 – diners – Papallones Exòtiques 3D PAPILIO MACHAON (PROOF)

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Metal: .925 Silver
Weight: 25g
Size: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 2500 pcs

The Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio machaon) adorns the already existent third version of this 3D technique – another beautiful butterfly which seems to be flying away with the coin.

The Papilio Machaon is one of the most common butterflies still alive in Europe. Its wingspan extends up to 75 mm. It has very delicately formed wings which are patterned black and yellow. On its hind wings the butterfly is marked with red eyespots. In Europe the Swallowtail butterfly has several flight times (generations) which last from April to September. It is not only widespread in Europe but also in Asia. In North America several subspecies are found.