A gorgeous proof silver coin with a bee on top! Coin in a series. The coin weighs 31.39 grams and is 38 mm in diameter. It is minted to the standard of 99.99% purity!! The obverse has the image of the Queen (by Susanna Blunt). A uniquely numbered certificate is included. Very limited mintage of only 4,000. Buzzing from flower to flower, the hard-working bee is a true gem in our gardens and fields, where its quest for nectar makes it a pollinating wonder. This little agricultural helper gets the royal treatment on the coins reverse, where an array of gemstones add a colourful sparkle to an exquisite bee poised atop an engraved floral setting. DESIGN The reverse design by Canadian artist Jori van der Linde presents a beautifully stylized portrait of a bee against a decorative floral backdrop. Inspired by tulip blooms and curly pea vines, a contemporary floral pattern provides a whimsical garden setting that includes flowers, leaves and curly flourishes. All are meticulously engraved and crisply defined in a stunning proof finish, which enhances the sparkle of the rhodium-plated bee on the coins surface. The jewellery-like piece is adorned with a captivating array of semi-precious and precious gemstones, including: round black sapphire on its head, thorax and abdomen; citrine stones arranged over gold plating to re-create the bees characteristic yellow markings; and an array of white topaz that fills the delicate wings and gives them a colourless twinkle, to mimic the luminous effect of sunlight. SPECIAL FEATURES – THE GEM OF YOUR COLLECTION: An EXQUISITE pairing of a gemstone-adorned bee on a 99.99% pure silver coin. HOW SWEET IT IS: The rhodium- and gold-plated bee gets its colourful sparkle from an array of precious and semi-precious gemstones (black sapphire, citrine and white topaz) that have been applied by hand. BEE-AUTIFUL: Like a timeless piece of jewellery, the bee is meticulously positioned over an elaborately engraved floral pattern, whose etched curls are beautifully enhanced by the pristine proof finish. A BREATHTAKING PAIR: A beautiful complement to the first coin in the Bejeweled Bug series, featuring a colourful butterfly. Collect them both to ensure a complete set! – THE OBJECT OF ADMIRATION: The unparalleled beauty and elegance of this coin will make this a sure stand-out in any collection, and a soon-to-be-treasured keepsake admired by all! GST or HST EXEMPT item. Usually MUCH cheaper for multiples of this item or similar weight/size.. your item is being sent by a cheaper and slower but fully trackable method (3-4 weeks typically). I have no control over how long the postal systems take to get it to you. Add a map to your own listings. The item “2017 Canada $20 Bejeweled Bee coin pure silver second coin in series” is in sale since Wednesday, December 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “vbref63″ and is located in Edmonton, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Type: Commemorative
- Year: 2017
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $20