No single image better captures the vast expanse and power of Canada’s frozen tundra like the polar bear. Living in almost complete isolation from human society, polar bears wander the frozen corners of the globe that man dares not tread. The Royal Canadian Mint honors this symbol of power and perseverance on the Canadian Gold Polar Bear coin. Today, you can purchase one of these rare 2013 ¼ oz. Canadian Gold Polar Bear coins from JM Bullion.
The Canadian Gold Polar Bear coin is hard to find because the Royal Canadian Mint often places strict limits on mintage of the coins. In recent years, mintage has been capped at 2,000 coins, making the Gold Polar Bear a rare find. The 2013 ¼ oz. Canadian Gold Polar Bear coins are in brilliant, uncirculated condition, showing no signs of wear and tear.
Polar bears live exclusively within the Arctic Circle on landmasses belonging to Russia, the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark. The bear’s scientific classification is Ursus maritimus, which translates from Latin as “maritime bear,” because the creatures spend the majority of their lives living along the edge of sea ice and hunting seals for food.
On the reverse side of the Canadian Gold Polar Bear coin is the namesake image of the product. In the design, a lone polar bear is featured walking along an ice shelf. The background is the flat, barren landscape of the open tundra in the Arctic Circle. Engravings include “Canada,” and the weight, purity, and metal content of the coin.
The obverse side features artist Susanna Blunt’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s depiction is surrounded by the engravings “Elizabeth II,” the face value of the coin, and its year of minting.
The Royal Canadian Mint was established by Canada’s British rulers in 1908. Its original purpose was to produce gold bullion products and refine the precious metals that had been discovered in the Yukon Territories in the late 19th century.
If you have any questions about the Canadian Gold Polar Bear, JM Bullion associates welcome those inquiries. You can reach a staff member at 800-276-6508, or connect with us on the web using our live chat service or email.