Papua New Guinea 1-TOEA (KM1)
Papua New Guinea 1-TOEA (KM1)

Papua New Guinea 1-TOEA (KM1) Ornithoptera paradisea

Birdwing butterflies are actually three different genuses of butterfly with many different species. According to the Bank of Papua New Guinea, the species portrayed on this coin is Ornithoptera paradisea, which is often called 'the most desirable birdwing the world over'. The brightly coloured males reach 135 mm in size, and good quality specimens sell for hundreds of dollars.

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  • Diameter: 17.6 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM1

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