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!

Reviews

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017)
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (23)
  • One of A kind (20)
  • Unique (20)
  • Great quality (18)
  • Good value (14)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)

Best Uses

  • Gift (12)
  • Special occasion (9)
  • Gift for child (6)
  • Holiday gift (5)
  • Wedding gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (18), Budget shopper (8), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

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5.0

Very Happy with my purchase!

By collector

from Toronto,Ontario

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Lifetime

    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

    collection

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    amazing graphics on entire coin

    By Mystic

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Lifetime
      • Memorabilia

      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

      awesome details on the beetle and coin.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      standing out

      By ky

      from scarborough on

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

        no comment

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Very nice

        By Peep

        from Edmonton

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Child

          Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

          Nice coin

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Very nice

          By CJ

          from Canada

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

              Collection

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great add to the glass collection

              By MC

              from Calgary

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                  This coin was purchased to continue the glass collection....All of them are special in their own way.....

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it I it's wonderful

                  By abycat

                  from Niagara Falls Canada

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult

                  Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                  Love it but wish it was a tinge cheaper.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  No more quality and quality control

                  By Lost customer

                  from Toronto

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Expensive
                    • Poor Personalization
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Occasion

                    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                    My coin came with a torn box. The coin itself is still intact but the product completely lacks the quality of a collectible item. The quality of the coin was also not good.
                    Mint Canada rushes to introduce too many new product, it forgets to pay attention to the quality and quality control which are the landmarks of all the collectibles.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    this coin is a must have

                    By have none

                    from nerepis new brunswick

                    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
                      • Gift For Child
                      • Holiday Gift

                      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                      A very fine coin with great details

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Beautiful color palette

                      By Uncle Al

                      from Mission, B.C., Canada

                      About Me Avid collector

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Investment

                        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                        Would like to see fewer numbers to increase desirability.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        • Q:

                          Is this part of the original series starting with the 2011 Lady Bug or is this a new series?
                          Asked on 3/27/2017 by Ed from Silverthorne, CO USA

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This is a new series of little creatures in Murano. It focuses only on smaller creatures while the last series had an assortment of small (ie/ladybug) and larger (ie/turtle).

                            Answered on 3/28/2017 by Melanie (Product Team) from Ottawa
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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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