Aster with Bumble Bee

Canada 2012 - $20 - Aster with Bumble Bee - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these have been issued by Royal Canadian Mint!
This silver coin is dedicated to nature and its inhabitants.

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Country Canada
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $1,051.83
Coin Story

A bumblebee, also written bumble bee, is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. It is the only extant genus in the tribe Bombini, though a few extinct related genera are known from fossils. Over 250 species are known, found primarily in higher latitudes or at higher altitude in the Northern Hemisphere, although they also occur in South America; however, a few lowland tropical species are known. European bumblebees have been introduced to New Zealand and Tasmania. Bumblebees are social insects which form colonies with a single queen; colonies are smaller than those of honey bees, consisting often of fewer than 50 individuals in a nest. Female bumblebees can sting, repeatedly, but generally ignore humans and other animals.

Reverse Design

A yellow banded bee sits upon the daisy-like flower of a purple Aster. The bumble bee featured in Venetian glass - prized around the world for its clear, vibrant colours - was handcrafted by a master glass-maker in Murano, Italy.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The Aster with Bumble Bee 1oz Silver coin comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint maroon flock-lined clamshell case lined with a black flock and protected by a black sleeve. Also accompanied by a serialised certificate - your proof of ownership for this coin and evidence that the coin has been individually inspected by our resident quality assurance specialists.

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