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Canada 2017 Little Creatures #2 - Glass Dogbane Beetle and Flower Blossom $20 Colorized Pure Silver Proof with Murano Venetian Glass MX L03

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A delicate, multicolored Dogbane Beetle, hand blown of Venetian Murano glass, makes his way along the leaf of the dogbane plant, with its beautiful flower blossoms, gracing this simply stunning, pure silver proof!
 
In combining the hand-blown beauty of Murano Venetian glass with its unique colorization process, the Royal Canadian Mint has created a world first! Some of the natural world’s most incredible wonders are also its tiniest! Cute or creepy-crawly, many little creatures can be found in our own backyards and gardens - or on this superb coin, handcrafted and hand blown by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy, with a second technology, the Mint's proprietary colorization, thrown in for good measure! Struck in the purest silver in the world with a proof finish, the reduced mintage limit is only 8,500 - far too few to satisfy worldwide demand. A quick sell out at the Mint (like the previous six years) is expected!

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Limit Note - This coin has been heavily demanded. In order to ensure a fairer distribution, we have a strict limit of ten per customer, name, address, etc., etc. This policy will be strictly enforced and any attempt to subvert it will result in cancellation.

Glass Beetle Edge ViewThis beautiful and desirable coin design by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais captures the delicate beauty of a beetle in the Canadian landscape. The use of color over engraving adds a life-like quality that is punctuated by a shimmering Venetian glass beetle, a true masterpiece of the glass-blower's art, that was handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy. The glass beetle is poised on vibrant dogbane plant leaf, near to its pink, bell-shaped flowers, one of the beetle’s preferred food sources.

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Technology Note - Murano Glass
The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint to feature an embellishment of high-quality, prized Venetian glass from Murano, Italy on its coins!

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Glass Beetle Silver Proof on its side
Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Glass Beetle Silver Proof in boxObverse
A glass beatle crawls across a dogbane plant leaf,  handcrafted and hand blown by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy, rendered in vibrant color by the Royal Canadian Mint's proprietary colorization technology. The date of issue and denomination are both indicated.

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Reverse

A cameo proof portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit        8,500
   
Finish Proof with Color and Venetian Glass
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Maurice Gervais (coin)
Giuliano Donaggio (glass turtle)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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