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

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 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)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

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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

              (1 of 1 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
                     
                    4.0

                    very nice coin

                    By ben

                    from victoria bc

                    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Great Quality
                    • One Of A Kind

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Adult
                    • Special Occasion

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

                    this is very nice quality coin, but kinda pricey for 1oz, silver coin, eitherway its great to add to the collection

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    It's one of the best coins that has been issued so far.

                    By auBBie

                    from Calgary, Alberta

                    About Me 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. Pure Silver Coin - Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle - Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                      I have never had any negative remark about any coin from the Mint that I've given as a gift.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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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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