This limited edition Gold Bug Replica w/ Morgan Dollar was initially designed in 2017 by Roman Booteen. This engraver's painstaking attention to detail is beautifully displayed in the design of this golden bug coin. With the push of a button, the wings of the bug open to reveal a gorgeous gold body made from 22k gold.
Roman Booteen (pronounced “Butin”) rose to prominence in the coin community for his intricate, creative and incredible Hobo Nickel designs. However, he started his carving career engraving Zippo lighters. Booteen found himself rising in notoriety in the bullion community soon after when he began carving unique hobo nickel designs. Though he doesn’t often sell his creations, he has given his permission for a few of his most popular products to be replicated and sold by retailers in the industry. An inside look into the engineering of his awe-inspiring coins can be found on his social media.
The obverse of the special coin features the well-known Morgan dollar design. An eagle with spread wings clutches arrows and an olive branch in its talons. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "ONE DOLLAR", and "IN GOD WE TRUST".
The reverse displays an intricately carved bug with operational wings that open with a push of a button. The bug's body, made from 22k gold, contains ornately carved etchings. Other inscriptions include Roman numerals and Latin characters.
|Metal:||Silver (Ag) .999|
|Date of issue:||2017|