The Canadian Royal Mint likes surprising. It’s true that it often uses nature themes – and we’re used to it – but with such great flourish! This time, an unusual material was used, which perfectly complements the silver bullion.
More than a coin
At first glance, it can be said that it is not so much a collectors’ coin as a caterpillar covered with murano glass… Indeed, the convex shape confirms what we have here. The numismatic base is a silver coin with a diameter of 38 millimetres, made of 1 ounce of 999 fineness silver. It realistically depicts the caterpillar in its natural surroundings – leaves and flowers. Vivid colors show how much effort Royal Canadian Mint workers put in to achieve the best possible result.
However, what impresses the most is the unusual addition – Venetian glass silver coin (murano glass). The set is packed in a decorative box for collectors, with the addition of a certificate confirming the authenticity. Serrated rim and proof stamp are another numismatic features that should be taken into account when making a choice. The mintage of a twenty-dollar bill is 5000 copies, so it’s not big. Order it while it is still available on the market, via the Coins From World online coin shop.
Part of the unique collection with Venetian glass
A set with a collector’s box and a certificate of authenticity
Silver of 999/1000 fineness.
Mintage limited to 5,000 copies around the world
One of the latest Royal Canadian Mint offers
SILVER COIN WITH MURANO GLASS ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
In the new coin series from Royal Canadian Mint “Little Creatures” you can find:
2016 Venetian Glass – Snail in the Canadian landscape
2017 Venetian Glass – Dogbane Beetle in the Canadian landscape
2018 Venetian Glass – Caterpillar in the Canadian landscape
In the previous series with Murano Glass you can find:
2011 Venetian Glass – Tulip with Ladybug
2012 Venetian Glass – Aster with Bumblebee
2013 Venetian Glass – Purple Coneflower with Butterfly
2014 Venetian Glass – Water-Lily And Leopard Frog
2015 Venetian Glass – Turtle with Broadleaf Arrowhead Flower