This is the third coin of a much sought-after series featuring hand-crafted Venetian glass insects. The purple cornflower is a favourite among Canadian gardeners not only for its easy maintenance, but its ability to attract gorgeous butterflies like the eastern tailed blue. This tiny butterfly, one of Canadas smallest and loveliest, can be found across southeastern Canada from New Brunswick to southeastern Saskatchewan. This coin is a fantastic collectors item as well as a unique and beautiful gift to commemorate a birthday, holiday, a graduation, the coming of spring or any other occasion. This is the third coin in a series of world-renowned coins featuring one-of-a-kind Venetian glass embellishments on a beautifully engraved and painted flower native to Canada. Your coin is finely engraved and meticulously presented in a beautiful proof finish. Crafted in 99.99% fine silver. Low mintage of only 10,000 coins. Canadian artist Maurice Gervais presents a stunning engraved and painted purple coneflower bloom. The flower features a red-orange tubiflora centre and bright purple petals sitting atop a realistic green stem with two smooth leaves. Perched atop the flowers lower-right petals is a jewel-like Venetian glass eastern tailed blue, hand-crafted by renowned Italian master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio. The base of each dark blue-tinted translucent wings sports an orange dot. The reverse also features the word CANADA, the date 2013 and the face value of 20 DOLLARS. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve. Fine silver (99.99% pure). Proof (with colour and Venetian glass butterfly on the reverse). Maurice Gervais (coin), Giuliano Donaggio (butterfly) (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The item “CANADA $20 FINE SILVER COIN PURPLE CONEFLOWER AND EASTERN TAILED BLUE-VENITIAN” is in sale since Saturday, March 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Proof/Prooflike Sets”. The seller is “optoscval” and is located in Brossard. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Grade: NEW-MODERN COIN
- Certification Number: 00950
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: RCM
- MATERIAL: 1 oz. FINE SILVER 99.99%
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada