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 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (21)
  • One of A kind (17)
  • Unique (17)
  • Great quality (16)
  • Good value (12)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift (11)
  • Special occasion (9)
  • Gift for child (5)
  • Holiday gift (5)
  • Wedding gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (15), Budget shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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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
               
              4.0

              Love the Venetian glass coins

              By dave the collector

              from Michigan,USA

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Special Occasion

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

                AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow!

                By Silver dollar man

                from Drake Sk.

                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
                  • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

                  High quality, unique design, makes a great addition to my collection. Love these one of a kind glass additions to make this coin really pop.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Cute colorful Venetian glass bug makes new coin shine!

                  By Jay Blue

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Bargain Hunter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value
                  • One Of A Kind

                  Cons

                  • Not your best quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Occasion
                  • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

                  Added to a collection of other small glass creature RCM coins.

                  • 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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