1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Glistening North: The Polar Bear - Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)

$114.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only

MINT FIRST! Features diamond glitter that recreates the light-reflecting qualities of coloured snow and ice! Order today!

Never before has snow glistened the way it does on your coin. It features our latest breakthrough innovation: diamond glitter, which is a dusting of fine diamond particles that has been meticulously applied to the coin’s design to recreate the glittering effect of snow and ice. What better way to launch this exciting new technology than an iconic polar bear standing proud in Canada’s quintessential landscape—the Arctic!

A gorgeous design you will admire for years! Hold it in your hand and turn it slowly and watch how the diamond glitter catches the light! Order today!

Special features:
  • A MINT FIRST – DIAMOND GLITTER! Selective use of diamond glitter adds an intensely glittering effect on your coin that recreates the light-reflecting qualities of daylight snow and ice and the colours they create.
  • FINE DIAMOND PARTICLES! A dusting of fine diamond particles was carefully applied to your coin to ensure an even layering over the select design elements.
  • NEVER LOSES SPARKLE! The dazzling effect on your coin is sealed to protect it from the elements so that your coin never loses its sparkle!
  • 1-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 7,500 coins will be made available worldwide.

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Glen Loates, your coin artfully combines highly detailed engraving with the selective application of colour and diamond glitter to capture the stunning beauty of the Canadian Arctic landscape. In the centre, a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is sure-footed as it moves across the rugged terrain, where it pauses briefly to lift its head and use its formidable sense of smell. The side-profile view allows for a close examination of the bear’s distinctive outline and the textured rendering of its famously white fur; but it is the glittering appearance of the snow and ice that inevitably draws the eye towards the ground beneath the bear’s feet. Here, the careful application of an innovative technology known as diamond glitter recreates the light-reflecting qualities of snow and ice crystals in daylight—an effect that is further enhanced by the coin’s silver surface in the engraved background, where the frozen Arctic landscape is punctuated by rocky peaks beneath the engraved face value “20 DOLLARS”.

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. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017)
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (30)
  • Unique (27)
  • One of A kind (22)
  • Great quality (21)
  • Good value (16)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (16)
  • Holiday gift (11)
  • Gift for child (7)
  • Special occasion (5)
  • Wedding gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (26), Budget shopper (6), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (8)

Reviewed by 38 customers

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5.0

A specialty coin like this I don't often buy

By Wizardspick

from Red Deer AB

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For myself because it is a beautiful coin

    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

    I love the colours along with the diamond speckles on the coin

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By Lois

    from Raglan,Ont. Canada

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Not What Is Shown

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

    If the coin looked like what is advertised it would have been spectacular, with the hints of blue on the background snow . It set off the bear and makes the snow glisten. But that is not the case. It's a lot of money to spend if it's not what is advertised, don't get me wrong, the coin is beautiful but not what I expected. Disappointing ☹️

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mint First - Coin First

    By San

    from Calgary

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

        As a first time buyer, I attracted by the design and the technology that have been used in manufacturing this beautiful coin.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Beautifully and smartly designed coin

        By mrdjo

        from Stoney Creek, ON

        Verified Reviewer

        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

          Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

          One of the most beautiful coins from the Royal Canadian Mint! Great investment!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This coin is a beautiful addition to my collection.

          By US Collector

          from Indiana USA

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

              Adding to my collection

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              beautifull

              By n

              from usa

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Holiday Gift

                Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

                souvenir

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                I ended up returning it

                By Matt D

                from Waterloo, ON

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • One Of A Kind

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

                    Didn't look as nice as displayed on the website, I was disappointed, so I returned it. Doesn't 'Glisten' much at all

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Diamonds are a girls best friend !!

                    By Island Girl

                    from PEI

                    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • One Of A Kind
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Just For Me

                      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

                      I love the glitter of the diamond dust. It's a very nice compliment to the blue ice on this coin. I would buy again !!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Very artistic

                      By Tom

                      from Winnipeg, MB

                      About Me Quality Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Great Quality

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Collection

                      Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

                      Well done!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      The Glistening North, a unique addition to your collection

                      By The Eggman

                      from Nova Scotia

                      About Me Quality Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift For Adult

                        Comments about 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear – Mintage: 7500 (2017):

                        This unique coin is a beautiful piece of Canadian images. The diamond dust effect was, however, less than hoped for.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        • Q:

                          how many coins are planned in this series, what are they, and approximate release dates
                          Asked on 2/7/2017 by jo from Oakland, Ca

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thanks for your question Jo. There is no set number of products planned in the series. We did however, just launch a second one called Glistening North: The Arctic Tern - it launched yesterday.

                            Answered on 2/8/2017 by Libby (Product Team) from Ottawa
                        • Q:

                          Although face value is 20.00 the coin would be worth what anot ounce of silver is worth, right?
                          Asked on 10/9/2016 by Lucky the kitty from The Pas,MB

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          I like this coin however I find that the Polar Bear has a long skinny neck, somewhat like a sea serpent...why is neck so long...
                          Asked on 10/7/2016 by Renee from Edmonton,AB

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            polar bears have long necks...that's how they are..

                            Answered on 11/17/2016 by Ray from Iqaluit Nunavut..
                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hi Renee - thanks for your feedback. I will share with the product team.

                            Answered on 10/24/2016 by Anonymous
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                        Specifications

                        • No.155735
                        • Mintage7,500
                        • Composition99.99% pure silver
                        • Finishproof
                        • Weight (g) 31.39
                        • Diameter (mm) 38
                        • Edgeserrated
                        • Certificateserialized
                        • Face value20 dollars
                        • ArtistGlen Loates (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)