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

Very Happy with my purchase!

5

collection

collector

Toronto,Ontario

Yes

amazing graphics on entire coin

5

awesome details on the beetle and coin.

Mystic

Toronto, Canada

standing out

5

no comment

ky

scarborough on

Yes

Very nice

4

Nice coin

Peep

Edmonton

Yes

Very nice

5

Collection

CJ

Canada

Yes

Great add to the glass collection

5

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

MC

Calgary

Yes

Love it I it's wonderful

5

Love it but wish it was a tinge cheaper.

abycat

Niagara Falls Canada

Yes

No more quality and quality control

1

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.

Lost customer

Toronto

No

this coin is a must have

5

A very fine coin with great details

have none

nerepis new brunswick

Yes

Beautiful color palette

4

Would like to see fewer numbers to increase desirability.

Uncle Al

Mission, B.C., Canada

Yes

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

4.4 30

93.1

Is this part of the original series starting with the 2011 Lady Bug or is this a new series?

Ed

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).

Melanie (Product Team)

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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