1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8,500 (2017)
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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8,500 (2017)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8,500 (2017)

$151.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

LOWER MINTAGE THAN PREVIOUS! Each beetle individually handcrafted by master glass-maker! Order today!

Nature is a source of endless fascination, and this beautiful coloured coin celebrates one of its tiniest creations with a Murano glass beetle poised on a coloured design of a dogbane plant. Murano glass is famous for its bright, fluid colours, and this coin's dogbane beetle (Chrysochus auratus) sparkles and shines with all the eye-catching iridescence that has made insects a popular form of ornamentation since ancient times.

A bug lover's dream coin! Order today!

Special Features:
  • LOWER MINTAGE THAN PREVIOUS! Even more precious than previous coin in series due to lower mintage of 8,500! Order today before it's gone!
  • SECOND COIN IN LITTLE CREATURE SERIES! First coin Venetian Glass Snail still available. Order it along with this coin!
  • YOUR COIN IS ONE-OF-A-KIND! Every Venetian glass beetle has been individually blown by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy, with slight, handcrafted variations that make each one unique!
  • EYE-CATCHING IRIDESCENCE! Your beautiful Murano glass beetle has all the eye-catching iridescence that has made insects a popular form of ornamentation since ancient times!
  • COMBINES TRADITIONAL ENGRAVING, COLOUR, AND VENETIAN GLASS! Your coin is a breathtaking combination of traditional engraving, colour and a Venetian glass dogbane beetle that delights nature and bug enthusiasts, gardeners, and anyone who marvels at the intricate beauty of nature's tiniest creations!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • AN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION! Your coin is the collaboration of two artists! The pure silver coin was designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, while the glass embellishment was handcrafted by Italian master glass maker Giuliano Donaggio!
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:

Your coin's design is punctuated by a shimmering Venetian glass beetle handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy. The glass beetle is poised on a coloured design by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais that features the leaves and pink, bell-shaped flowers of the dogbane plant, one of the beetle's preferred food sources.

Packaging:

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

Order today!

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Specifications

  • No.156050
  • Mintage8,500
  • 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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