1 oz. Fine Silver Coin with Jade Insert – Canadian Icons: Polar Bear – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)
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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin with Jade Insert – Canadian Icons: Polar Bear – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin with Jade Insert – Canadian Icons: Polar Bear – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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$114.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Will be a popular coin, order yours today before they’re all gone!

Renowned for its strength and its ability to thrive in a harsh climate, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) has become one of the most recognised icons of the Canadian North. This “King of the Arctic” is North America’s largest land carnivore and is easily identified by its thick, white fur that keeps it warm as it hunts for seals along the sea ice. With a unique jade insert added to this fine silver coin, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates this animal of the ice, and the ecosystem it inhabits.

For thousands of years, the beauty of jade has captivated people—from ancient China and the pre-Columbian New World, to today’s collectors and jewelry makers. Treasured by the Chinese who associate it with longevity, purity and the soul, jade has been used as a good luck and protection stone in the ancient art of Feng Shui, while in gemstone therapy, it is said to bring happiness and harmony while stimulating agility and creativity.

The jade insert on this coin’s reverse features Canadian nephrite jade that was mined in British Columbia, and is prized for its resilience and mirror-like finish once polished. By some accounts, Chinese settlers who were hunting for gold along B.C.’s Fraser River and the Dewdney Trail were the first to identify jade deposits there in 1886; in the 1930s, European miners also found large boulders from the province’s gold mines. But it wouldn’t be until the mid-20th century that commercial mining of jade was established in B.C., which has since become one of the world’s top jade producers.

A beautiful coin for those who love jade, nature, animals and the Canadian North! Order today!

Special features:
•  Second coin by the RCM to feature a jade insert, it represents a mother polar bear with her two engraved cubs in a touching scene.
•  Highly-detailed engraving brings to life one of the Canadian North’s most iconic animals alongside others that are closely identified with the Arctic region.
•  A celebration of a powerful creature in its natural environment, this design is enhanced by a unique gemstone that further highlights Canada’s wealth of natural beauty through its resources.
•  Combining tradition with modernity in a particularly harmonious way, the intricate engraving is complemented by a jade insert—a decorative stone that is found in nature and is of immense beauty and strength.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
The reverse image by Canadian artist Cindy Deborah Sorley-Keichinger features a truly Arctic scene, one that tells the story of several of the Canadian North’s animal residents. In the foreground, a jade polar bear and her two engraved cubs have made their way to the tip of the ice pack. The stunning jade insert naturally draws the focus to the mother bear, who has turned her attention away from her cubs to look to the horizon beyond the image field. Behind them, two whales show their tails in the vast expanse of the largely iceless waters—save for a few awe-inspiring icebergs in the background. The polar bear’s two cubs carry on, somewhat playfully; while the smaller cub rests, its sibling takes the opportunity to explore its surroundings. Coming nose-to-nose with a seal pup, the polar bear cub’s curious glance is particularly poignant: neither cub nor pup fully grasp yet that as adults, they will be at odds in their roles as the hunter and the hunted in the polar chain of survival.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Stunning!

5

First viewed this exceptional coin on a tour of the Mint in Ottawa and fell in love with the quality and beauty, and now am a proud owner.

Nana

Ottawa

Yes

coins

5

beautiful

honeybee

on canada

Yes

canadian icons polar bear

5

Love it. Added to collection

phyl

canada

Yes

Beautiful Coin & Image

5

This is a fabulous image, unique to collecting and wonderful as a gift. The Mint excels at this type of dual-traits in its issues! The jade stands out on a lustrous background. Well done.

JohnnyWest

St. Albert, Alberta

Yes

I would buy this coin based on the headline

1

Generally this coin is very small and for options for buyers like me the price will be a turnoff

Why

Markham, Ontario

No

Beautiful

5

Love the way jade is used in this coin Beautiful design

Wildcat

Quebec,Canada

Yes

Just like Jade - the polar bears are valuable to us !

5

This is a very nice coin. Being that the Polar Bear is made with Jade it shows the value of our Polar Bears. Great thinking.

Brent

Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Yes

Very Unique Coin

5

I wanted to add this to my collection because it's a pretty unique coin and looked interesting. I was pleasantly surprised to see how raised the polar bear was actually on the coin. The bear sits more so on the surface of the coin than inlaid (about 3mm raised). You can't really see that in the picture.

rugratkid14

Markham

Yes

I would buy this product again

4

Very unique product, one of a kind.

Squarehead

MooseJaw. Sk.

Yes

Beautiful

5

It will be a Birthday Gift for my 60 Year old Brother in Law who lives in Germany, but seen more of Canada in his Travels to Canada then me living here for 36 Years, So I thought this would be just the perfect gift for him as he did not see an Ice Baer yet

Sianna

Kitchener, Ontario

Yes

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin with Jade Insert – Canadian Icons: Polar Bear – Mintage: 8500 (2015)

4.7 40

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Specifications

  • No.144553
  • Mintage8,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof with jade
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistCindy Deborah Sorley-Keichinger (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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