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Bright Bugs Series


The 2014 Bright Bugs Series is the Royal Australian Mint's fifth animal series, following the popular Ocean, Land, Sea, and Polar series. The Bright Bugs series encompasses six, uncirculated coins, each depicting some of Australia's most interesting insects; the Blowfly, Ulysses Butterfly, Cuckoo Wasp, Stag Beetle, Grasshopper, and Red Bull Ant.

The mint utilised a colour/pad printing process, to capture the surprising colours of the bugs. The reverse was created by first striking the coin with a very detailed relief then applying coloured ink to further enhance the design. The result is eye-catching with precise, vivid details and intense colour, paying artistic homage to this stunning species. The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's image of Queen Elizabeth II.

Blowfly2014Ulysses Butterfly2014Cuckoo Wasp2014Stag Beetle2014Grasshopper2014Red Bull Ant2014
  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS69Blowfly2014 Unknown2.303.906.2024314150250330Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown6.609.9013252831365358Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown6.309.40122326293341100Stag Beetle2014 Unknown6.709.8012242730343949Grasshopper2014 Unknown6.709.9013242731354052Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown7.4011153034394047170Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.