Few creatures exhibit the majesty, or exist in greater peril, than the polar bear. A massive bear species that exclusively inhabits the coldest reaches of the Arctic Circle in North America and Asia, the polar bear is an iconic creature in Canada. Today, the 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Glistening North Polar Bear Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a protective, maroon clamshell from the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Limited mintage of only 7,500 coins.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Face value of $20 (CAD) is fully backed by Canadas government.
- Reverse features a polar bear and colorized finishes.
- Obverse includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Designed by Glen Loates.
These 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Glistening North Polar Bear Coins bring new technology to Royal Canadian Mint coins. For the first time ever, the RCM has used diamond glitter to bring the glistening appearance of a snow-covered rocky outcrop to life.
On the reverse side of the coin there is a fine dusting of diamond particles applied to every coin, providing the dazzling effect of the suns rays glistening off freshly fallen snow. The diamond particles are sealed to protect it from the elements, ensuring your coin will never lose its sparkle.
The reverse design of the 2017 1 oz Proof Canadian Silver Glistening North Polar Bear Coin includes the image of a massive polar bear standing atop that diamond-glistened snowy peak. The mountain peaks in the background have tones of blue and white that give the design a vibrant finish.
On the obverse side of the coins in this release youll find the traditional right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, Her Majestys effigy is surrounded on this coin by engravings of her name, the nation of issue, year of issue, and the phrase D.G. Regina.
The Royal Canadian Mint was originally founded in 1908 to help refine the gold and other precious metals discovered in the Yukon Territories at the end of the 19th century, as well as provide the young nation with its own sovereign mint. Operating a single facility in Ottawa until the 1980s, a new facility in Winnipeg opened at that time to increase capacity for the mint.
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