Pure Silver Coin with Murano Glass P. All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! (see Additional Information below). All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint – The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers. To protect against these risks, we do not sell’second-hand’ coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Composition 99.99% pure silver. Weight 157.6 grams (five troy ounce). Diameter 65.25 mm. Certificate serial numbered (serial numbers will vary). Artists Marie-Élaine Cusson (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Canada’s favorite festive flower will bloom forever with this coin’s stunning show of crimson glass. Murano glass dates back to eighth-century Rome, where it was a luxury reserved strictly for the rich and glassmakers enjoyed the same status as the aristocracy. A festive addition to any impressive coin display! Please review the photos carefully. The coin in these photos is the coin that you will receive. EACH MURANO GLASS POINSETTIA IS UNIQUE! This Murano glass poinsettia was individually handcrafted by master glassmaker Vio Col Vetro of Murano, Italy with a sprinkling of gold foil for an added touch of holiday sparkle that will captivate long after the potted poinsettia has faded away. 5 OUNCE PURE SILVER! Each coin is crafted from five ounces of 99.99% pure silver! The ideal diameter for such a beautiful design to showcase the Murano glass poinsettia! Limited to 1,500 coins worldwide. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. Canadian artist Marie-Élaine Cusson has created a beautiful and finely detailed backdrop to showcase this coin’s beautiful Murano glass to full effect. Six deeply veined leaves frame the red glass poinsettia with sprigs of pine needles, ferns and holly berries filling the gaps to create a vibrant, festive feel all punctuated by the shimmering gold foil embedded in the glass. From Venice to Murano glass. Murano’s renowned glassmakers were originally located in Venice, but the constant threat of fire that could destroy the city’s wooden buildings prompted officials to order their relocation to Murano, 1.5 km away in 1291 A. (just under a mile). By the end of the 16th century, 43% of Murano’s population was working in the glassmaking industry. Most of the glass referred to as Venetian glass originates from Murano. Murano’s trade secrets were so carefully guarded that craftsmen were not allowed to leave the Republic. Despite the threat of death, some glassmakers did set up foundries in nearby cities, and as far away as England and the Netherlands. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box. All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They “cherry-pick” the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We place the coin at an angle, in some photos, to better depict the mirror bright finishes. However, angling the coin usually results in one side of the coin being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item “2018 $50 Holiday Splendor, 5 oz. Pure Silver Coin with Murano Glass Poinsettia” is in sale since Thursday, September 14, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “okranchlandandcattlecompany” and is located in Lewisville, Texas. 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- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Royal Canadian Mint
- Precious Metal Content: 5oz.
- Composition: Silver
- Edge: serrated
- Material: Silver
- Year: 2018
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: $50