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2018 Canada $20 Little Creatures - Monarch Caterpillar Fine Silver Coin

2018 Canada $20 Little Creatures - Monarch Caterpillar Fine Silver Coin

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SKU: 164404

2018 Canada $20 Little Creatures - Monarch Caterpillar Fine Silver Coin

Nature and bug enthusiasts, gardeners and glass collectors will be snatching up this coin featuring a Murano glass monarch caterpillar. Caterpillars are an essential part of the natural world. Without them, the fluttering beauty of butterflies would not be; and without the milkweed plant, there would be no monarchs. They are the only plants monarch larvae feed upon.

Your coin’s design is punctuated by a vivid Murano glass monarch caterpillar that was handcrafted by a master glassmaker in Murano, Italy; its yellow, black, and white stripes are the tell-tale sign it is a monarch larva. The glass monarch caterpillar is poised on the leaf of a swamp milkweed plant designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais that has been selectively coloured to showcase the plant’s long leaves and its clusters of pink flowers to best effect.

Item Number: 164404
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 5,000
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Maurice Gervais (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE: this coin is the 3rd and final issue to complete the Little Creatures Series (snail, beetle, and monarch caterpillar), and the Royal Canadian Mint's 10th coin to feature Murano glass, a centuries-old craft that is world-renowned for its vibrant, fluid colours.
• TWO MASTERPIECES IN ONE - A MUST-HAVE: this coin combines a Murano glass creation with an intricately engraved and coloured design to deliver a fresh and captivating dimension that will enrich any collection.
• EACH COIN IS ONE-OF-A-KIND: every Murano glass monarch caterpillar has been individually blown by master glassmakers in Murano, Italy, with slight, handcrafted variations that make each one unique!
• BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED IN 1 OZ. OF 99.99% PURE SILVER with a breathtaking combination of traditional engraving, colour and Murano glass craftsmanship that will delight nature and bug enthusiasts, gardeners, and anyone who marvels at the intricate beauty of nature's tiniest creations.

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Please note: This product is no longer tax exempt due to modifications to the coin, including (but not limited to):
• Embellishments such as sculptures or moving parts
• Crystals, gemstones or diamonds embedded into the coin
• Sculptures and/or other moving parts
Please see The Royal Canadian Mint's FAQ for more details.

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