Nature is a source of endless fascination, and this beautiful coloured coin celebrates one of its tiniest creations with a Murano glass beetle poised on a coloured design of a dogbane plant. Murano glass is famous for its bright, fluid colours, and this coin's dogbane beetle (Chrysochus auratus) sparkles and shines with all the eye-catching iridescence that has made insects a popular form of ornamentation since ancient times.
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Face value20 dollars
Artist Maurice Gervais (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)