Nature has proven a source of endless design possibility for the engravers and designers of the Royal Canadian Mint. Far beyond the major bullion programs such as the Birds of Prey Reverse Proofs or Wild Canada coins, the RCM releases low-mintage silver bullion and proof coinage that inspires the imagination. The 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle Coin is one such example available to you today online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in the maroon clamshell of the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity!
- 2nd coin in the Little Creature Series!
- Limited mintage of only 8,500 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $20 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts a beetle on the dogbane plant.
- Reverse design from Maurice Gervais.
Each of the stunning 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle Coins in this listing has numerous design features that make it a truly must-have silver proof item. First and foremost, the coin has a 3D finish with the Venetian glass beetle set on the reverse side of the coin.
Murano glass is a popular choice in decorative forms because of its bright, fluid colors. The dogbane beetle used on the reverse sparkles and shines with an eye-catching iridescence on the coins surface and showcases why this particular form of beetle has been a popular ornament piece since the ancient times.
Traditional engraving and colorized Venetian glass come together on the reverse to give you a truly beautiful silver coin option for your collection. If youre looking to buy silver, there are few choices better than the intricate beauty on display in the 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle Coin.
On the obverse of each Dogbane Beetle Coin youll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Captured in right-profile relief, this depiction is the latest generation image of the Queen to appear on Canadian coinage and was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle Coin features the much-talked-about Murano glass beetle on top of the dogbane plant. The leaves of the plant include pink, bell-shaped flowers that are a popular source of food for the beetle. Each beetle on the coins in this offering are handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy.
Your coin ships inside of a maroon clamshell courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint, offering both protection and a display house for the coin as part of your silver collection. Included with each coin is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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