Artists Jori van der Linde (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Buzzing loudly from flower to flower, the hard-working bee is a true gem in our gardens and fields. This pollinating wonder gets the royal treatment on this coin as a rhodium and gold-plated adornment, which sits atop an elaborately engraved floral pattern. Gemstones (black sapphire, citrine, and white topaz) recreate the bee's yellow and gold bands and add a bright sparkle to its wings like a splash of summer sunshine in the palm of your hand.
A beautiful complement to the first coin in the Bejeweled Bug series, which featured a colorful butterfly. THE GEM OF ANY COLLECTION!
An exquisite pairing of a gemstone-adorned bee on a 99.99% pure silver coin! PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS GEMSTONES APPLIED BY HAND!
The rhodium- and gold-plated bee gets its colorful sparkle from an array of precious and semi-precious gemstones (black sapphire, citrine, and white topaz) that have been applied by hand. Like a timeless piece of jewelry, the bee is meticulously positioned over an elaborately engraved floral pattern.Etched curls are beautifully enhanced by the pristine proof finish. The unparalleled beauty and elegance of this coin will make it a sure stand-out in any collection, and a soon-to-be-treasured keepsake admired by friends and family!
The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1. 1 OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER! Each coin is minted from one ounce of pure silver! For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt, with a limited mintage worldwide of only 4,000!Designed by Canadian artist Jori van der Linde, the coin is a beautifully stylized portrait of a bee against a decorative floral backdrop. Inspired by tulip blooms and curly pea vines, a contemporary floral pattern provides a whimsical garden setting that includes flowers, leaves, and curly flourishes. All are meticulously engraved and crisply defined in a stunning proof finish, which enhances the sparkle of the rhodium-plated bee on the coin's surface. The jewelry-like piece is adorned with a captivating array of semi-precious and precious gemstones, including: round black sapphire on its head, thorax and abdomen; citrine stones arranged over gold plating to re-create the bee's characteristic yellow markings; and an array of white topaz that fills the delicate wings and gives them a colorless twinkle, to mimic the luminous effect of sunlight. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box.
All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint.
They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins.
Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera.We place the coin at an angle, in some photos, to better depict the mirror bright finishes. However, angling the coin usually results in one side of the coin being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just artists conception drawings from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "2017 $20 Bejeweled Bugs Bee 1 oz. Pure Silver Proof Coin with Gem Stones" is in sale since Wednesday, September 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Aruba, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cayman islands, Macao, Viet nam, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Russian federation.