Housefly XL Relief

Housefly XL Relief

Special minting technique with fully printed XL – Relief
See and feel the Housefly skin and eye
5C photorealistic digital printing on the relief

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.

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Niue
2014
2 Dollars
Ag.999, Silver
54 x 32mm
1 oz / 31,1035 g
Patinated
700 coins
with digital printing 5C on relief


Obverse

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Art. No.:
1153

 

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