1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Snail - Mintage: 12,500 (2016)
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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Venetian Glass Snail – Mintage: 12,500 (2016)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Venetian Glass Snail – Mintage: 12,500 (2016)

$149.95 CAD
Mintage: 12,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Previous coins featuring Venetian glass creatures sold out! Order yours today!

Nature is a source of endless fascination. This enchanting new series brings you some of its tiniest creatures with the added charm of handcrafted Venetian glass. Each snail is unique, and is further enhanced by the coin's classic engraving and meticulous colour.

Snails may be slow, but don't dilly-dally—this coin is expected to sell fast! Don't be disappointed, order yours today!

Special features:
  • Discover some of nature's little creatures with this first release in a three-coin series on Canada's little creatures!
  • A gorgeous combination of colour and engraving, paired with a handcrafted Venetian glass embellishment that captures the wonder of a small snail.
  • HANDCRAFTED AND HAND-BLOWN by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy.
  • Murano glass is internationally renowned for its vibrant colours, and no two glass pieces are alike—EACH COIN IS TRULY A ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTISTIC COLLECTIBLE!
  • Crafted from 99.99% PURE SILVER, this coin is the ninth to feature a Murano glass piece, which is highly sought-after by collectors.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, your coin captures the delicate beauty of a snail in the Canadian landscape. The use of paint over engraving adds a life-like quality to the branch and leaves of a mountain maple (Acer spicatum). With its saw-toothed edges, the leaf looms large in the background, allowing for a size comparison of the coloured Venetian glass element that beautifully recreates the colours and likeness of a snail with its spiral shell. No two glass pieces are alike—each one is unique and handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio of Murano, Italy which makes each coin a "little" masterpiece in its own right.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

gorgeous coin

5

Awesome detailed graphics.

Mystic

Toronto, Canada

Yes

Super Nice !!!!

5

This is a fantastic Series Shows very nice ! very nice coin love it ! The glass snail is so well done ! A++++++++++++

zztop

Ontario , Canada

Yes

It's cute.

3

I will collect the set since I know have two. But I was very disaapointed that they were not the same size as the other Murano set. That way it would of been an addition to the collection I have.

Heather

Whitby

No

Very nice coin!

5

The Venetian snail look very nice but it needs to be bigger! Beside that, I think the design is amazing!

JT

Montreal, QC

Yes

Stunning as usual

5

Absolutely breathtaking on display

yldkats

ottawa

Yes

Attractive, one of a kind design

5

It is very unique product excellent for a gift

Dana

Calgary, AB

Yes

Out on a Limb

4

For display with others in the series. Birds and insects hold interest for children in particular. The colors are sharp as are the details. The 3-D image holds interest at many levels. Well done!

Rev

Indiana

Yes

GOLD ALL THE WAY

5

3

sisquo

halifax ns

Yes

Great snails

5

Very nice

Flash

Canton pa

Yes

Fantastic Coins Available

5

I buy beautiful coins now -- for when my young granddaughter grow up, they will have coins older than them and still in quality condition. Teach them how the value of money can increase, and to see the beautiful coins of the past.

Dee

Kingston

Yes

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Venetian Glass Snail – Mintage: 12500 (2016)

4.6 77

93.4

I recently purchased this interesting coin with the assumption that it is a continuation of the Venetian glass "Flora and Fauna" series which featured the ladybug, bumble bee, butterfly, frog and turtle. After further research, I've noticed that this coin is actually the first in a new 3 coin series titled "Little Creatures"? All the details and specifications seem identical to the previous series, including the theme. I am just wondering what exactly is meant to be different with this series and why it isn't just a continuation of the highly successful previous 5 coin series?

Jeremy

Hi Jeremy, We like to refresh series' when possible to offer different reflections of themes. We also like to ensure we showcase themes that are of interest to collectors, so we made sure to keep the subject matter closely linked. While the "Little Creatures" is very similar to the Flora/Fauna series, it is different in that it focuses only on smaller creatures while the last series had an assortment of small (ie/ladybug) and larger (ie/turtle). In short; we kept a popular theme, but refreshed it with a different spin to keep collectors interested. Thanks for your question.

Taylor (Product Team)

why don't you show the coin in the case, like you show others when something is glued on it..i wanna see how thick this thing is...

Mo

Hi Mo, If you look at the other views of the coin you can see the coin in the clamshell as well as from the side where you will be able to see the thickness of the coin and the murano piece. Thanks for your question

Taylor (Product Team)

What is the price for this coin in US dollars? Thank you. Edwin Altman

berta

Hi Edwin, The price in UD dollars as of March 21 2016 is $115.01.

Chad

How is the glass snail attached to the silver coin. How well does it hold? Thanks

Al

Hi Al - we can't disclose how the snail is affixed, but we can assure you that its not going to fall off. As always, our coins are 100% guaranteed - see the link below for details. http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/faq-1100010#returns1

Anonymous

Hi, since this is a series when do you expect the others to be released?

Larry

Hi Larry, We haven't scheduled future coins at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to find out when we announce the next coins in the series.

Anonymous

Specifications

  • No.150905
  • Mintage12,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistMaurice Gervais (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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