This is the first coin ever to be embellished with Venetian glass, a world-renowned glass prized for its clarity and extremely vibrant colours. Each glass ladybug was handcrafted by a master-glassmaker in Murano, Italy.
A vibrant ladybug poised on a beautiful coloured tulip.
Artistry meets unrivalled dimension.
The Mint's latest innovation brought its world-renowned engravers together with Italy's master artisan to create this unique treasure. They combined Venetian glass with a unique coloured design to deliver a coin that boasts new and unrivalled dimension. Crafted to perfection, each is an eye-catching work of art. The process of making Venetian glass is rather complex and most glass art is made using lampworking technique.
The tulip is a true sign of spring. Its distinctive bellshaped bloom captures precious rainwater and is a safe haven that naturally shelters the ladybug, a welcome garden guest.
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof (with colour and Venetian glass ladybug on the reverse)
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Face value 20 dollars
Artist Mint engravers (coin), Giuliano Donaggio (ladybug) (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)