Very low mintage: be one of only 100 people in the world to own this extraordinary set. In 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first Mint in the world to issue a coin featuring a Venetian glass element. The engraved silver coins reverse bore a beautiful coloured tulip bloom embellished with a delicate Venetian glass ladybug.
Each ladybug was hand-crafted from Venetian glassrenowned for its intense colour and gem-like clarityby a master glassmaker in Murano, Italy. This world first was the flagship release in what has become an annual series of stunning painted flora-themed coins embellished with Venetian glass fauna, all with a uniquely Canadian twist. Now you can own every release from this extraordinarily beautiful seriesstruck in the Royal Canadian Mints world-class 99.99% pure gold. Celebrate a Canadian world first and own all five Royal Canadian Mint Venetian glass-embellished Flora and Fauna coins, beautifully packaged.Each Venetian glass element on every coin is one-of-a-kind, handmade by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio in Murano, Italy. Designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais, the coloured reverse of each coin features a selectively painted and engraved image of a species of Canadian flora embellished with a Venetian glass element handcrafted by Giuliano Donaggio, a master glass-maker in Murano, Italy. Tulip and Ladybug The coin that started it all! A red and black Venetian glass ladybug sits on the bright green leaf of a red tulip. Aster and Bumble Bee A Venetian glass Yellow-Banded Bumble Bee perches delicately on the golden heart of an engraved and coloured purple aster.
Purple Coneflower and Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly A bright, red-spotted indigo Venetian glass butterfly perches on the pink petals of a coneflower, about to feed from the spiky engraved orange tubiflora at the flowers centre. Water Lily and Leopard Frog A grass-green and chartreuse Venetian glass frog sits on a brightly painted water lily leaf beside a stunningly detailed painted and engraved yellow water lily blossom. Maurice Gervais (coin), Giuliano Donaggio (Venetian glass element) (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse).The item "Pure Gold Coins Flora and Fauna 5-Coin Subscription Set (2015)" is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Other Canadian Coins". The seller is "navyblitz" and is located in Toronto, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.