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

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
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!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin with Jade Insert – Canadian Icons: Polar Bear – Mintage: 8500 (2015)
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (35)
  • Unique (31)
  • One of A kind (28)
  • Great quality (23)
  • Good value (12)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (19)
  • Special occasion (11)
  • Holiday gift (8)
  • Gift for child (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (31), Budget shopper (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (10)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning!

By Nana

from Ottawa

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Nothing To Dislke

Best Uses

  • Keepsake For Our Children

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

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By honeybee

from on canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult

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

beautiful

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

canadian icons polar bear

By phyl

from canada

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

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

    Love it. Added to collection

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Coin & Image

    By JohnnyWest

    from St. Albert, Alberta

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Gift For Child
      • Holiday Gift
      • Special Occasion

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

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I would buy this coin based on the headline

      By Why

      from Markham, Ontario

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult

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

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By Wildcat

      from Quebec,Canada

      About Me Quality Driven

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child
        • Holiday Gift
        • Special Occasion
        • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

        Love the way jade is used in this coin

        Beautiful design

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

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

        By Brent

        from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Unique Coin

            By rugratkid14

            from Markham

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Quality
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Special Occasion

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

            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Squarehead

            from MooseJaw. Sk.

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Special Occasion

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

              Very unique product, one of a kind.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful

              By Sianna

              from Kitchener, Ontario

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Holiday Gift
                • Special Occasion

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

                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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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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)