The polka-dotted ladybug is one of our friendliest little garden helpers, and Canadians of all ages find it irresistible. But this rhodium-plated ladybug—the star of our third Bejeweled Bugs coin—may soon become your favourite. It’s adorned with garnet and black sapphire gemstones that make it easy to spot, especially when its sparkle is enhanced by coin’s proof finish.
Designed by Jori van der Linde, the engraved floral pattern on the reverse serves as the backdrop to the jewel-like ladybug that has seemingly landed on the coin’s surface. The beloved insect is instantly recognisable by colour alone, with black and white rhodium plating providing a base for the sparkling arrangement of black sapphire and garnet gemstones. The reverse design includes the words “CANADA”, “20 DOLLARS” and the year “2020”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- THE SERIES CONTINUES: This is the third coin in our Bejeweled Bugs series, which features an insect-shaped jewellery piece mounted on an elegantly engraved 1 oz. pure silver coin.
- GEMSTONES AND PRECIOUS METALS: Black and white rhodium plating re-create the ladybug’s base colours, while garnet and sapphire gemstones give it a spellbinding sparkle.
- A SHOWPIECE THAT SPARKLES AND SHINES: The engraved reverse is the perfect backdrop to the gemstone-encrusted ladybug, whose beauty is enhanced by the coin’s mirror-like surface. The entire piece shines like it’s bathed in light!
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Artist: Jori van der Linde
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