2017 Dogbane Beetle Little Creatures Venetian Glass 1 oz Fine Silver Coin
2017 Dogbane Beetle Little Creatures Venetian Glass 1 oz Fine Silver Coin. This coin is the 2nd issue in the three-coin Little Creatures Series, and our 9th coin to feature a sculpture made from Venetian glass, a centuries-old craft that is world-renowned for its vibrant, fluid colours. Every Venetian glass beetle has been individually blown by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy, with slight, handcrafted variations that make each one unique! Beautifully crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a breathtaking combination of traditional engraving, colour and a Venetian glass dogbane beetle that will delight nature and bug enthusiasts, gardeners, anyone who marvels at the intricate beauty of nature's tiniest creations. This coin's reverse design is punctuated by a shimmering Venetian glass beetle that was handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy. The glass beetle is poised on a coloured design by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais that features the leaves and pink, bell-shaped flowers of the dogbane plant, one of the beetle's preferred food sources. No: 156050 Mintage: 8,500 Material: Pure Silver (99.99%) Finish: Proof Weight: 31.39g Diameter: 38mm Edge: Serrated Certificate: Serialized.