Shimmering butterflies are one of nature’s greatest delights—and the inspiration behind this must-have coin that features semiprecious gemstones meticulously carved into butterfly wings. Agate has been prized for centuries, and this coin is a unique keepsake to treasure for generations.
A gorgeous gift for someone who loves butterflies with unique coin embellishments!
Designed by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross, this coin features a butterfly with outspread wings poised on an oxeye sunflower bloom. The image centres on the stunning butterfly, whose outspread wings are finely engraved at the edges and embellished with individually carved agate gemstones. Each agate butterfly wing measures 10 millimetres long and 4 millimetres high. The butterfly sits at the heart of an oxeye sunflower that dominates most of the reverse field and, using various engraving and finishing techniques, is engraved in incredible detail. The blossom’s two striated leaves and stems are visible in the background.
This coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.