2016 $20 Little Creatures: Venetian Glass Snail - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932073142

RCM Number:
150905
Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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Description

Some of the natural worldÕs most incredible wonders are also its tiniest! Creepy-crawly or cute, many little creatures can be found in our own backyards and gardensÑor on this superb fine silver coin, which pairs a Murano glass element with paint and engraving for a stunning glimpse at the secret world of a snail.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais 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 alikeÑeach one is unique and handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio of Murano, Italy which makes each coin a ÒlittleÓ masterpiece in its own right.

A gorgeous combination of colour and engraving, paired with a handcrafted Venetian glass embellishment that captures the wonder of a small snail. Certified to be 99.99% pure silver, this coin is the ninth to feature a Murano glass piece, which is highly sought-after by collectors.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2016

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 1.01 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Snail
Artist: Maruice Gervais
Finish: Proof
Series: Little Creatures
Quantity Produced: 12500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife


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