SALE - 2015 $20 FINE SILVER COIN BUTTERFLIES OF CANADA - GIANT SULPHUR
The third and final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Butterflies of Canada series celebrates the bright yellow Colias gigantea with an exquisitely engraved and selectively coloured silver coin featuring reflective, shimmery colour to bring life and movement to this beautiful natural image.
Item Number: 143786
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.83
Diameter (mm): 40
Face Value: $20
Artist: Celia Godkin
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom Lenticular beauty box
- This painted and engraved 99.99% pure silver coin features shimmer colour on the butterfly’s wings to highlight the intense coloration of the Colias gigantea butterfly.
- The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Butterflies of Canada series.
- Celebrate the life and habits of a beloved Canadian insect species, beautifully engraved and painted.
- A low mintage of 10,000 coins means that this edition is sure to be sought after by collectors.
- A lovely addition to any collection featuring fine artwork, natural images, native species of Canada, butterflies and other insect species, or Canadiana.
- A thoughtful and valuable gift for nature lovers and art aficionados.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Celia Godkin features a portrait of a Colias gigantea drinking nectar from the heart of a wild strawberry flower. The butterfly, engraved and painted in shimmery, light-reflective colour, is viewed in profile from its right side. Standing on one of two strawberry blossoms engraved in exceptional detail, alongside a bud and three leaves from the same plant, the brightly coloured butterfly characteristically raises its wings as it stands and feeds. Here we are treated to a view of the lovely silver dot on the underside of its wing.