Series, which features an insect-shaped jewellery piece mounted on an elegantly engraved 1 oz. Black and white rhodium plating re-createthe 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 inlight!
LOWER MINTAGE THAN PREVIOUS YEARS. Your 2020 ladybug coin has a lower mintage.
Than our 2017coins, with only 3,000 coins available worldwide. A HIT WITH COLLECTORS AND NATURE LOVERS. This ladybug is every bit as beautiful as the previous coins in the series, 2017's. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
1 OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is designed from one ounce of pure silver! 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 ofblack 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 ladybug's bright colour is a big red flag for would-be predators-it's a warning that these critters are.
In fact, a ladybug will "playdead" when threatened and secrete a terrible-tasting fluid from its legs. A ladybug's mandibles move. When it chews, not up and down like your jaw. Just one ladybug can eat thousandsof aphids inits 2 or 3-year lifespan, and that's why they're great to have in any garden-especially if you have roses.
Tucked beneath its spotted elytra, a ladybug's wings can beat up to 85 times per second and maintain flight for up to two hours. Is your ladybug orange or yellow instead of red? Is there anM-shaped marking behind its head? If so, it might be a multicoloured Asian ladybug, which was introduced here in the late 20th century.
Of course, ladybugs don't all have the same patterns-in fact, some don't even have spots at all! We know it as a "ladybug" but entomologists prefer "lady beetle" or coccinellid. " And in the United Kingdom, it's known as a "ladybird.
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