2018 $20 FINE SILVER COIN LITTLE CREATURES: MONARCH CATERPILLAR
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, there can be no butterflies; and without milkweed plants, there can be no monarchs. They are the only plants monarch larvae feed upon
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- HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE: this coin is the 3rd and final issue to complete the Little Creatures Series (snail, beetle, monarch caterpillar), and our 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 a Murano glass monarch caterpillar 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 vivid Murano glass monarch caterpillar that was handcrafted by master glassmakers Bernardino and Giorgio Vio, 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.