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2017 $20 FINE SILVER COIN LITTLE CREATURES: DOGBANE BEETLE

$151.95

2017 $20 FINE SILVER COIN LITTLE CREATURES: DOGBANE BEETLE

$151.95
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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.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
SRP: $151.95
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 8,500
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Maurice Gervais
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Highly collectible! This coin is the 2nd issue in the three-coin Little Creatures Series, and our 9th coin to feature a sculpture made from Venetian glass, a centuries-old craft that is world-renowned for its vibrant, fluid colours.
  • A top seller! Every one of our Murano glass coins has quickly sold out, testament to this coin’s popularity among collectors and gift givers!
  • Each 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!
  • Beautifully crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a breathtaking combination of traditional engraving, colour and a Venetian glass dogbane beetle that will delight nature and bug enthusiasts, gardeners, anyone who marvels at the intricate beauty of nature’s tiniest creations.


DESIGN
This coin’s reverse design is punctuated by a shimmering Venetian glass beetle that was 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.

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