Celebrate the holiday season with this beautiful low mintage coin, featuring a hand-made Murano glass reindeer pulling Santa’s magical sleigh over a peaceful town on Christmas Eve. Murano glass dates back to 8th century Rome. At the time, glass was a luxury reserved strictly for the rich, and glassmakers enjoyed an aristocratic status. This hand-crafted holiday reindeer coin continues the rich traditions of the past, combining the finest glassmaking art with the modern workmanship of the Royal Canadian Mint. The reverse design by Canadian artist Anna Bucciarelli takes to the skies on Christmas Eve to capture the magic of the holiday season. The snow-blanketed setting below features colour over engraving that recreates mountains, tall evergreens and a row of homes. As night falls, indoor lighting casts a warm glow from within, while just beyond a front door lies a snowman that hints at the presence of children. But the viewer’s gaze naturally gravitates towards the “sky” that fills most of the field, where precision-engraved snowflakes are as unique and intricate as their real-life counterparts. Laden with toys and gifts, Santa’s red and gold-coloured sleigh makes its way through this gentle snowfall, pulled by an exquisite Murano glass reindeer. The colourful reindeer-shaped piece is handcrafted by Italian glassmakers, and is unique to each coin. No easy feat on such a small scale, this merry Murano reindeer features intricate multi-coloured detail, from the dark-coloured hooves, to the bell-dotted harness that famously jingles on this magical night, and to the lighter coloured antlers. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA”, the year “2018″ and the face value “20 DOLLARS”. As each Murano glass holiday reindeer has been fashioned by hand, every coin is unique! Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). 31.39 g (1 troy oz). Maroon Clamshell Case, Black Sleeve, Mint Capsule, COA. TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS. Default carriers include Canada Post, Purolator and UPS, amongst others. If there is a specific carrier you prefer, please contact me for a quote. If you wish to add signature, contact me and I will add at your cost. Default carriers include UPS and DHL amongst others. Please contact me for alternative arrangements. Please be aware of your local regulations prior to ordering. I’m here to answer any questions you might have. Your feedback is appreciated! This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “orioncoins” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated