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Canada Kicks Off “Little Creatures” Series With Silver Coin Featuring Venetian Glass Snail

March 9, 2016 in Art, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new series of silver coins featuring nature’s littlest wildlife creatures uniquely rendered with the aid of Venetian glass. The first coin in this three-coin series begins bears a depiction of the common land snail in its ideal habitat.

Snails are small-to-medium sized molluscs that are generally split into three groups: land snails, sea snails, and freshwater snails. There are nearly 1,000 species of snail spread throughout the world’s continents, including many in North America.

 

The coin is designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais and captures the delicate beauty of a snail… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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