Housefly XL Relief

Niue Islands 2014 - $2 - Housefly XL Relief - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 700 of these coins have been issued by Helvetic Mint!
This silver coin comes with digital printing and is dedicated to insects.

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 54 x 32 mm
Mintage 700
Quality Antique-Finish
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $174.33
Coin Story

Houseflies have dark gray or gray and yellow bodies with dark lines. The main part of their body has 8 segments in males and 9 segments in females. Females have 5 segments of their abdomen visible all the time. She sticks out the other 4 when she lays her eggs. This way, she can lay eggs under the surface. Females are a little bit bigger than males. Like all flies, they only have one pair of translucent wings for flying and the second pair are only used for balance. Houseflies are 4 to 8 mm long, and are 6.35 mm long on average. Houseflies eyes are compound organs that are comprised of thousands of individual lenses. Compound eyes are capable of detecting both the polarization of light and color spectrums unseen by humans. Houseflies eyes can recognize even the slightest ovements in a wide field. This allows the fly to see a far wider range, as well as detect and react to movement at a quicker pace than species with simple eyes. This is the reason that it is extremely difficult to swat a housefly. Houseflies are meticulous in their grooming, particularly around their eyes. These flies use their forelegs to remove any material that has come into contact with the eyes.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a Housefly in 5C photorealistic digital printing on high relief. You can see and feel the skin and eye of a housefly.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year of issue and the denomination of the coin.


The Housefly XL Relief silver coin comes encapsulated with a Certificate of Authenticity and a matching presentation box.

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