Nature is a source of endless fascination, and this beautiful coloured coin celebrates one of its tiniest creations with a Murano glass beetle poised on a coloured design of a dogbane plant. Murano glass is famous for its bright, fluid colours, and this coin’s dogbane beetle (Chrysochus auratus) sparkles and shines with all the eye-catching iridescence that has made insects a popular form of ornamentation since ancient times.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Artist: Maurice Gervais
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- Highly collectible! 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.
- A top seller! Every one of our Murano glass coins has quickly sold out, testament to this coin’s popularity among collectors and gift givers!
- Each coin is one-of-a-kind! 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.