Mauritius WWF butterfly variations by Christopher Ironside

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Mauritius, 25 rupees, 1975.  Swallow-tailed butterfly.  World Wildlife Fund collector series.




In the 1970s, the World Wildlife Fund issued an international series of collector coins.

Above you see one of the three coins that Christopher Ironside designed for Mauritius.

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I am very grateful to Peter Dijkhuis, son-in-law of the late Christopher Ironside, for providing this sketch.

Mr. Ironside made this initial sketch of his butterfly design in 1974.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Another sketch of the butterfly by Christopher Ironside.

My thanks once again to Peter Dijkhuis for providing this charming piece of numismatic art history.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.