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

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
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!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Venetian Glass Snail – Mintage: 12500 (2016)
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (61)
  • Unique (56)
  • One of A kind (53)
  • Great quality (44)
  • Good value (25)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (33)
  • Gift for child (19)
  • Special occasion (19)
  • Holiday gift (11)
  • Wedding gift (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (50), Budget shopper (22), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57), Yes (13)

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5.0

Stunning as usual

By yldkats

from ottawa

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Beautiful
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Absolutely breathtaking on display

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Attractive, one of a kind design

      By Dana

      from Calgary, AB

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

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

        It is very unique product excellent for a gift

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Out on a Limb

        By Rev

        from Indiana

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Child
          • Special Occasion

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

          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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          GOLD ALL THE WAY

          By sisquo

          from halifax ns

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Difference From The Rest
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Add To Set

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

          3

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great snails

          By Flash

          from Canton pa

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift

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

            Very nice

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Fantastic Coins Available

            By Dee

            from Kingston

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult

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

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Absolutely Beautiful

              By Dino

              from British Columbia

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasion

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

                Such a beautiful coin. I'm so glad I ordered one.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                nice picture on a coin!

                By slugger

                from Etobicoke On.

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult

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

                  This coin was a gift to myself, as I liked the design!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  One of RCM's best coins!

                  By BlueJay

                  from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Bargain Hunter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Flawless
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Quality
                  • One Of A Kind
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Adult
                    • Holiday Gift
                    • Special Occasion
                    • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

                    Both of us loved the snail so much, that I had purchased a 2nd coin for my wife!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Nice snalil

                    By Wayne

                    from Woodstock ON

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • One Of A Kind
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Expensive
                    • Too Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Adult
                    • Gift For Child

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

                    cdssd

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    • Q:

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

                      Edwin Altman
                      Asked on 3/19/2016 by berta

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Edwin,

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

                        Answered on 3/21/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                    • Q:

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

                      Thanks
                      Asked on 3/2/2016 by Al from Vancouver,B.C.

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Hi, since this is a series when do you expect the others to be released?
                      Asked on 2/23/2016 by Larry

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        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.

                        Answered on 2/24/2016 by Anonymous
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                    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)