This is the first coin in a series featuring a one-of-a-kind Venetian glass insecthandcrafted by a master glass-maker in Murano, Italyperfectly perched on an engraved and colourful tulip. Venetian glass is prized around the world for its clear, vibrant colours. The Ladybug and the Tulip. The tulip is a true sign of spring. Its distinctive, bell-shaped bloom captures precious rainwater and is a safe haven that naturally shelters the ladybug, a welcome garden guest. Every spring, tulips from Holland bloom in Canada’s capital, which is the home of the world’s largest tulip festival. Not only are the flowers a telltale sign of spring, they are the symbol of friendship between nations. In 194546, Holland presented over 100,000 prized tulip bulbs to Canada in thanks for Canada welcoming Holland’s crown princess and her daughters in 1940, and for Canadian soldiers’ efforts to liberate Holland during the Second World War. Finish: proof (with colour tulip and Venetian glass ladybug on the reverse). Artists: Mint engravers (coin); Giuliano Donaggio (ladybug, reverse); Susanna Blunt (obverse). Weight: 31.39 g of 99.99% pure silver. The item “Canada 2011 $20 Tulip with Murano Glass Ladybug Fine Silver Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, August 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “hilliardxu” and is located in Richmond, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Year: 2011
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated