2019 $50 FINE SILVER COIN THE BUMBLE BEE AND THE BLOOM
A moveable bumble bee is drawn to one of the showiest blooms yet on this 5 oz. 99.99% pure silver collectible. With a tilt of the coin, the gold-plated bee circles around the rose gold-plated petals of a wild rose—one of the many flowering plants in Canada that depend on these wondrous little pollinators.
item Number: 169571
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with gold and rose gold plating
Weight: 157.6 g
Diameter: 65.25 mm
Face Value: $50
Artist: Tony Bianco
Packaging: Wood circular base with black beauty box
- A sophisticated design that magnificently merges art and technology; engraving and casting; silver and (rose) gold.
- The bee moves! The reverse design includes a show-stopping, interactive element: tilt the coin to help the “flying” bee circle around the wild rose.
- Gold and rose gold plating elegantly highlights the crowning touches (the bee and flower) of this floral-inspired design, while a proof finish lights up the engraved shrub like sunlight on a summer day.
- Bee-auty that won’t whither or fade. This gorgeous coin and its flower-and-bee topper will forever bloom and enchant as a treasured part of your collection. A true stunner.
The reverse image by artist Tony Bianco presents a close view of Canada’s most common wild rose and the floral emblem of Alberta, Rosa acicularis. The leaves and flowers of this native shrub fill much of the engraved reverse, where the proof finish is as luminous as a bright summer day. The image is topped by two sterling silver-cast elements: a rose gold-plated bloom and a gold-plated bumble bee. Firmly affixed to the coin’s surface, the five-petal flower is fully opened to expose the pollen-laden anthers that are a food source for pollinating insects. But the moveable bumble bee adds an interactive twist to this dimensional design; using gravitational force, the “flying” bee is able to circle around the rose whenever the coin is tilted from one side to the other. The reverse includes the engraved word “CANADA” and the year, “2019”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.