Why purchase this Proof 69 Ultra Cameo 2017 Canada Little Creatures: Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle Silver Proof?
The Royal Canadian Mint's (RCM) Little Creatures series celebrates the tiniest creatures of nature. This second release of the series features the Dogbane Beetle, capturing its iridescent appearance in a gorgeous Venetian Glass embellishment. Each coin in the 8,500 piece limited mintage will be unique, thanks to the artistry of master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy. He hand-crafted the Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetles that were used in this release. The 38 mm diameter proof is struck from 1 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver.
Gorgeous imagery with hand-crafted Venetian glass
An adorable, dazzling glass beetle complements the design created by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, depicting a brilliantly colorized dogbane plant with blooming pink flowers. Inscribed "20 DOLLARS 2017" and "CANADA."
Designed by artist Susanna Blunt, the obverse portrays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, framed by "ELIZABETH II" and "D. G. REGINA."
Virtually perfect Proof 69 with an exclusive Canada label
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received this 2017 Canada $20 1 oz. Little Creatures Colorized Silver Proof for grading within the first thirty days of release, as confirmed by the designation Early Releases on the exclusive Canada label. Graded a near flawless Proof 69, this Silver Proof featuring a Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle exhibits stunning contrast between the mirrored fields and frosted elements, earning it the additional certification of Ultra Cameo.
This charming Colorized Silver Proof with a hand crafted one-of-a-kind Venetian Glass Dogbane Beetle will be a treasured addition to your collection!
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Canada Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|