Exploring the new releases at Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. They have a butterfly:
1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Bejeweled Bugs: Butterfly – Mintage: 4,000
And here’s what they have to say:
“A FIRST! A gemstone-adorned butterfly on a pure silver coin! Order today!
Basking in the warm rays of the summer sun, the butterfly is arguably the winged jewel of the insect world! This timeless symbol of love, hope and faith has long been an object of fascination, admiration and inspiration around the world. It is also a powerful metaphor for life and change, famously transitioning from ravenous caterpillar to pupa to a colourful beauty, whose wings are the canvas for some of Mother Nature’s most delicate artwork.
A gorgeous and fun coin, sure to delight friends and family!”
The cost for this bejewelled butterfly atop 1 oz of silver is C$175
The highly stylized design by Canadian artist Jori van der Linde offers a multi-dimensional approach to celebrating the luminous beauty of a butterfly. Inspired by daffodil flowers and curly pea vines, a contemporary floral pattern provides a fanciful garden setting that includes five-petalled flowers, floral buds, leaves and sweeping curly flourishes. All are meticulously engraved and well defined in a proof finish that enhances both the natural light and the sparkle of the butterfly. The jewellery-like addition catches the eye with its mix of semi-precious and precious gemstones, including: a round black sapphire as the butterfly’s head; four pear-shaped amethyst stones that add a violet-coloured accent to each wing; and an arrangement of rhodolite stones that add a rich, raspberry-red colour.
- Composition99.99% pure silver
- Weight (g)31.39
- Diameter (mm)38
- Face value20 dollars
- ArtistJori van der Linde (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)