2017 16 gram Austria Colourful Creatures - The Kingfisher Copper Nickel Coin
The ice-blue markings of the kingfisher make it one of our most striking small birds. But kingfishers are so much more than just a pretty coat; their eyesight is so good that they can perceive life under water and their torpedo-shaped body enables them to dive with lightning speed.
The Kingfisher is the fourth coin in our dramatic Colourful Creature series, which explores the wonderful world of wildlife. The glow-in-the-dark coin becomes active at night, but that is not its only extraordinary feature ― all 12 coins in the series are the first ever Austrian 3 euro coins.
One side of the coin features the silhouette of all 12 animals in the series; the other shows a colour-applied image of a Kingfisher that glows in the dark.