2016 Canadian $20 Little Creatures: Snail (Venetian Glass) 1 oz Fine Silver Coin

Item: #2016GLASSSNAIL20D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #150905

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C$149.95

 

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2016 Canadian $20 Little Creatures: Snail (Venetian Glass) 1 oz Fine Silver Coin  

 

Nature is a source of endless fascination. This enchanting new series brings you some of its tiniest creatures with the added charm of handcrafted Venetian glass. Each snail is unique, and is further enhanced by the coin's classic engraving and meticulous colour.

 

Features

Discover some of nature's little creatures with this first release in a three-coin series on Canada's little creatures!
A gorgeous combination of colour and engraving, paired with a handcrafted Venetian glass embellishment that captures the wonder of a small snail.
HANDCRAFTED AND HAND-BLOWN by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy.
Murano glass is internationally renowned for its vibrant colours, and no two glass pieces are alike—EACH COIN IS TRULY A ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTISTIC COLLECTIBLE!
Crafted from 99.99% PURE SILVER, this coin is the ninth to feature a Murano glass piece, which is highly sought-after by collectors.
Coin is GST/HST exempt.

 

Design

Designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, your coin captures the delicate beauty of a snail in the Canadian landscape. The use of paint over engraving adds a life-like quality to the branch and leaves of a mountain maple (Acer spicatum). With its saw-toothed edges, the leaf looms large in the background, allowing for a size comparison of the coloured Venetian glass element that beautifully recreates the colours and likeness of a snail with its spiral shell. No two glass pieces are alike—each one is unique and handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio of Murano, Italy which makes each coin a "little" masterpiece in its own right.

 

Packaging

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

 

Specifications

Face Value $20
Mintage 12,500
Composition 99.99% Silver
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Finish Proof

 

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