The latest release in the Intaglio Mint’s unique Silver Bug collection is available, and this massive bug is undoubtedly larger in life than it is on the face of these 2 oz silver rounds from Intaglio Mint. With a quickly expanding selection of rounds, Intaglio Mint has proven successful with its one-of-a-kind dedication to quality and attention to detail. The 2 oz Silver Bug Goliath Beetle High Relief Silver Round is currently available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic!
- 6th round in the Silver Bug high-relief series!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- On the obverse face of the round is the Goliathus, otherwise known as the Goliath Beetle.
- Reverse side of the rounds includes the Intaglio Mint logo.
- Designs from Mark Bogani.
There are few remaining insects in the modern world that had the size of ancient insects and creatures that roamed the planet before the rise of mankind. From time to time though, scientists and average people come across specimens from species which remind us that the Earth was once a much less hospitable place.
In the sixth release in Intaglio Mint’s Silver Bug collection, one of the largest insects alive today is featured on the obverse of the round. The Goliath beetle, known to officials as the Goliathus, is native to the African continent and is one of the largest insects around in terms of size, bulk, and weight. The Goliath beetles include a total of five species within the greater genus of Goliathus.
On the obverse of the 2 oz Silver Bug Goliath Beetle High Relief Silver Round is the image of the goliath beetle with wings. Males in the species can measure as much as 4.3 inches in length and weigh as much as 3.5 ounces. At that size, the largest males of the species are actually larger and heavier than these 2 oz silver rounds.
The goliath beetle achieves its impressive size on the back of a vegetarian diet in the wild, but these massive beetles have shown a startling preference for protein when kept in captivity. Many have shown a preference for dog and cat food.
Each 2 oz Silver Bug Goliath Beetle High Relief Silver Round has the image of the Intaglio Mint logo on the reverse. The mint’s logo reflects the look of a Romanesque logo with the name of the mint surrounding, as well as engravings of the weight, purity, and metal content. The obverse face has engravings in honor of the Silverbug Reddit community, the inspiration for this collection. Those engravings include the motto “In Silver We Trust.”
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