2015 $250 Flora and Fauna - Pure Gold 5-Coin Set

SKU: 623932062306

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Country: Canada
Year: 2015

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In 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first Mint in the world to issue a coin featuring a Venetian glass element. The engraved silver coin's reverse bore a beautiful coloured tulip bloom embellished with a delicate Venetian glass ladybug. Each ladybug was hand-crafted from Venetian glass-renowned for its intense colour and gem-like clarity-by a master glassmaker in Murano, Italy. This world first was the flagship release in what has become an annual series of stunning painted flora-themed coins embellished with Venetian glass fauna, all with a uniquely Canadian twist. With the release of the Tulip and Ladybug coin, collectors and gift-givers alike fell in love with the delicate Venetian glass inclusion and vibrant colours, leading to phenomenally high sales and a subsequent selling out of every coin in the series as they were released. Now you can own every highly-collectable release from this extraordinarily beautiful series...each struck in an incredible two ounces of the Royal Canadian Mint's world-class 99.99% pure gold! Mintage is limited to 100 sets worldwide. HST/GST exempt.

The Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, the coloured reverse of each coin features a selectively painted and engraved image of a species of Canadian flora embellished with a Venetian glass element handcrafted by Giuliano Donaggio, a master glass-maker in Murano, Italy. The handcrafted nature of the Venetian glass element means that every coin is one-of-a-kind! Coins in the series so far include:

Tulip and Ladybug:

The coin that started it all! A red and black Venetian glass ladybug sits on the bright green leaf of a red tulip.

Aster and Bumble Bee:

A Venetian glass Yellow-Banded Bumble Bee perches delicately on the golden heart of an engraved and coloured purple aster.

Purple Coneflower and Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly:

A bright, red-spotted indigo Venetian glass butterfly perches on the pink petals of a coneflower, about to feed from the spiky engraved orange tubiflora at the flower's centre.

Water Lily and Leopard Frog:

A grass-green and chartreuse Venetian glass frog sits on a brightly painted water lily leaf beside a stunningly detailed painted and engraved yellow water lily blossom.

Broadleaf Arrowhead Flower and Turtle:

White flowers of the broadleaf arrowhead, rests on floating log with a sunbathing painted turtle.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 250 Dollars
Year: 2015

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 60.08 grams each
Bullion Weight: 1.932 Troy Ounces each

Finish: Proof
Series: Flora and Fauna
Quantity Produced: 100
Monarch: Elizabeth II

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