1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium - Nature's Adornment: Dragonfly - Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

$148.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
Canada and US only

MINT FIRST! A uniquely shaped niobium dragonfly! Order yours today!

Bursting with a dizzying array of colours, the natural world boasts an unparalleled beauty that seemingly stuns and dazzles at every turn! Human ingenuity strives to recreate this sparkle of life in art; in a celebration of nature's spectrum of colours, your pure silver coin features a handcrafted, uniquely shaped niobium embellishment that artfully represents a

Canadian darner dragonfly (Aeshna canadensis) basking in the sunlight. Our first one-ounce pure silver coin with a niobium embellishment! Order today!

Special features:
  • A MINT FIRST! The first coin to feature a uniquely shaped niobium embellishment, which offers an artistic representation of an iridescent dragonfly on one ounce of pure silver.
  • EACH DRAGONFLY IS A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART! Handcrafted by jewellery artist Karen Hunter of Caledon, Ontario, your dragonfly-shaped niobium embellishment catches your eye with its blue and violet hues, which artfully mimic the dragonfly's iridescent appearance in the sunlight.
  • UNIQUE NIOBIUM EMBELLISHMENT! The niobium was exposed to electricity to produce a transparent oxide film that refracts light. Different voltages generate different thicknesses that, in turn, create different colours—and a totally unique dragonfly for you to enjoy!
  • AN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION! Your coin was the collaboration of two artists! The pure silver coin was designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, while the niobium embellishment was handcrafted by Canadian jewellery artist artist Karen Hunter!
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 6,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!

Design:

Handcrafted by jewellery artist Karen Hunter of Caledon, Ontario, a dragonfly-shaped niobium embellishment catches the eye with its blue and violet hues, which artfully mimic the dragonfly's iridescent appearance in the sunlight. The reverse design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra captures the beauty of a tranquil aquatic setting on a bright summer day. The dragonfly's graceful landing has set off gentle ripples in the mirror-like surface of the water, whose shine provides a beautiful backdrop for the frosted lily pad. This floating leaf is dotted with droplets of water that seem to glisten in the light, further adding to the life-like look and feel of the dragonfly's serene natural environment.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016)
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Displays well (14)
  • Detailed (12)
  • Authentic (11)
  • Mint condition (9)
  • Rare (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (10)
  • Hobby (9)
  • Lifetime (8)
  • Memorabilia (5)
  • Older children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (16), Parent of two or more children (4), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (4)

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5.0

excellent

By kimmbo

from st. albert albert

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

Kool

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

butterfly

By Geno

from Edmonton

About Me Collector, Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Memorabilia

    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

    collection

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Picture is better than the coin

    By KKL

    from Winnipeg

    About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Kind Of Cheesy Looking

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

        I'm a coin collector.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Special Dragonfly Coin

        By akela

        from Mississauga, ON

        About Me Collector

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Displays Well
        • Rare

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hobby
          • Memorabilia

          Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

          This dragonfly coin is different from the previous issued dragonfly coin from the RCM. It look very 3D and outstanding. Price is a little bit on the high side but worth it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Interesting coin

          By Gibbon

          from Philadelphia PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Displays Well

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Adults

          Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

          Interesting coin but on the expensive side.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Meh

          By Wasabiowski

          from Ontario Canada

          About Me Collector

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Detailed

            Best Uses

            • Memorabilia

            Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

            The title is meh. I am not overwhelmed. For a first niobium coin it is average. There could have been more detail on the dragonfly - perhaps with additional wings reflected underneath. I have niobium coins from other countries. This looks like a thin stamped piece of blue metal glued to a coin. The mint could have done a better job. The saving grace is the < 10k mintage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Great Product

            By Jake

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Lifetime
              • Young Children

              Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

              Most unique silver coin in my collection.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful

              By Ace123

              from Edmonton, ab

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                  Absolutely love this coin

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  One of a kind

                  By Jacques

                  from Kanata, ON

                  About Me Grandparent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well
                  • Mint Condition

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Hobby
                    • Lifetime

                    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                    The coin displays very well in a floating frame and being the first of it's kind makes it a must have.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful Coin

                    By Matuchino

                    from Mississauga, ON

                    About Me Collector

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Hobby
                      • Lifetime

                      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin With Niobium – Nature’s Adornment: Dragonfly – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                      Beautiful and unique coin with a low mintage.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        There are so many 1 ozs coin that have the same composition, same weight, same diameter, and same face value of 20$, how does the mint come up with the price range, some are very expensive, and some are a little over hundred dollars, ????
                        Asked on 10/30/2016 by Mo from Ajax, Ont

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This coin specifically includes a unique embellishment, a dragonfly, which is a hand crafted piece of niobium. This affects the retail price.

                          Answered on 11/1/2016 by Matt (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        I want this coin but for the 2016 year. Your image on the website shows 2017. If I order the coin can I get the 2016 version, if so how do I order it?
                        Asked on 9/21/2016 by Iggy from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Sorry - this coin is only available with the 2017 date.

                          Answered on 9/22/2016 by Anonymous
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                      Specifications

                      • No.155015
                      • Mintage6,000
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 31.39
                      • Diameter (mm) 38
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value20 dollars
                      • ArtistEmily Damstra (reverse), Karen Hunter (niobium embellishment), Susanna Blunt (obverse)