Various Mints, face v. €
One side of the coin features the silhouette of all 12 animals in the series; the other shows a colour-applied image of a green tree frog that glows in the dark.
Found on every continent except Antarctica, the owl is a mostly solitary and nocturnal bird of prey comprising 200 different species. Its eerie call, squat body and disproportionately large, staring eyes, which are forward-facing rather than on the side of its head, make the owl one of our most idiosyncratic and distinctive birds.
Just like certain nocturnal species, the animals featured on the 12 extraordinary coins in our new Colourful Creatures series become active at night − by glowing in the dark. The series has special appeal for children, who can enjoy the coins long after they have gone to bed, but we believe it is going to prove popular with animal lovers and coin...
Found in most tropical and subtropical regions, parrots are, along with the crow family, among the most intelligent birds. The ability of some species of parrot to imitate the human voice makes them popular pets, but has also resulted in them being more exploited than other types of bird.
The largest member of the dog family, the wolf is also the only species of Canis to have a range encompassing both the Old and New Worlds. This and the wolf’s long association with humans may explain its unique place in folklore and mythology. Admired and feared in equal measure, Canis Lupus is brought magnificently to life on the fifth coin in our...
Few sights in nature are as spectacular as the contrasting electric blue and orange flash of a kingfisher flying low and fast over water. The bird’s markings are brought to life in vivid detail on the fourth coin in our superb 12-piece glow-in-the-dark Colourful Creatures series, which explores the wonderful world of wildlife.
Not only one of the most spectacular and beautiful of animals but also one of the most popular, the tiger is the second coin in our dramatic Colourful Creatures series, which explores the wonderful world of wildlife. Like the tiger itself, the glow-in-the-dark coin becomes active at night, but that is not its only extraordinary feature.
The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City celebrates the sixth centenary of Filippo Brunelleschi’s design of the dome of the cathedral of Florence, Italy, Santa Maria del Fiore. The dome is considered one of the most important Renaissance constructions.