MURANOS BEST Insects Set 3x5 Oz Silver Coins 50$ Canada 2018

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This stunning Set includes three highly popular 5 Oz Silver coins when they were first released beginning in 2011. Each coin features an authentic Murano glass insect, it has a Proof quality and a wonderful colouration. The coins come in an elegant wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Extremely limited mintage of only 850 pieces!

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Country Canada
Year 2018
Face Value 50 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 157.6
Diameter (mm) 62.25
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 850
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Set (pcs) 3
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Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in glassware for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), goldstone, multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano continue these centuries-old techniques, crafting figurines, chandeliers, glassware and vases, contemporary art glass, beads, and tourist souvenirs.Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists' studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day. The other raw materials, called flux or melting agents, allow glass to soften at lower temperatures. The more sodium oxide present in the glass, the slower it solidifies. This is important for hand-working because it allows the glassmaker more time to shape the material. The various raw materials that an artisan might add to a glass mixture are sodium (to make the glass surface opaque), nitrate and arsenic (to eliminate bubbles) and coloring or opacifying substances.


The reverse of each coin showcases a Murano glass insect over a coloured flower. On the top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “50 DOLLARS” – the face value and “2018” – the year of issue. On the bottom, the inscription: “CANADA” – the issuing country. The obverse of each coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over a decorated background. All around the obverse, the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D · G · REGINA” – Dei Gratia Regina.