5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014)

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5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014)

 
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$499.95 CAD
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Recounts the fascinating narrative of the white Spirit Bear!

Spirit Bear is a great source of intrigue, as is the First Nations legend how this unique bear came to be. When Raven first created the world, everything was white. After some time, Raven decided the world needed colour, but as the ice began to melt, people started fighting over the land that appeared. Years passed, more and more animals changed colour and the world became more beautiful than ever, but the people kept fighting over everything. So, Raven decided to remind them where they came from by turning one in every ten bears white.

To this day, Spirit Bear, also called the Kermode Bear, still wanders the islands of British Columbia to bring this message to the world.

Legendary bear, legendary coin! Share the story of Spirit Bear as revealed by the fascinating narrative crafted onto this exquisite fine silver coin.

Order yours today!

Special features:
•   An original work by Coast Salish First Nation's artist Darlene Gait that recounts the fascinating legend of Spirit Bear.
•   With a diameter of 65.25 millimetres, when you hold this coin in your hand, you will enjoy the exceptional detail a coin of this size offers!
•   An unexpected and original keepsake crafted to the highest standards—perfect for art lovers, storytellers, history buffs and anyone with an interest in First Nations culture and art.
•   A limited-edition work of art with 1,500 coins available worldwide.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:
Coast Salish First Nation's artist Darlene Gait has created a stunning narrative on the legend of Spirit Bear. A white Raven waves its wing to bring colour to the world. Below, retreating snow and ice reveal a wondrous new world brimming with life. Communities of earth mounds dot the land and people can now navigate rivers by canoe. British Columbia's mountains rise in the background and a prophetic bear totem appears before the sun. People gather around a great fire, seemingly in preparation of war; a sight that inspires Raven to wave its wing once again to turn the great, humble bear white.

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

Order your coin today!

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Royal Canadian Mint5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014)
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • Attractive (10)
  • Great quality (8)
  • One of A kind (8)
  • Unique (7)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Special occasion (5)
  • Holiday gift (3)
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5.0

Silver Spirit Bear

By Freddy

from Winnipeg, MB

About Me Authentic

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Investment

    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

    I trust that this product will make a good investment for future sale.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great addition to collection

    By Old Crowe

    from Sudbury ontario

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

      Larger coins give greater detail and low mintage is a bonus !!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Amazing Coin

      By Nick

      from Oakville, ON

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Special Occasion

      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

      I received this coin for my 17th birthday and I am really impressed with the coin. Being a 5 oz. coin, it is very detailed and tells a great story. The quality of the coin is amazing and it will be a great addition to my coin collection. The mintage is low and will be highly collectible in the near future. Keep up the great work RCM!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      really a great coin!

      By Slugger

      from Etobicoke On.

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

          I collect coins that catch my eye ,for the design and the meaning of the coin. To me this is a rare design and beautiful!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Fine Tribute to an Aboriginal Legend

          By Pancho

          from Calgary, Alberta

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

          My interests lie in native subjects and animal designs.
          The design tells the story almost without words. The large size displays the design without need for magnifier.
          The cost will discourage many collectors, but as a one of a kind, it seems worth it.

          I would like to see a similar design but with a coyote story. Our prairie "songster" features in many stories, but is neglected on Canadian coins.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          5 Oz Silver is such a great deal!

          By Mucha

          from Port Moody BC

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasion

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

          Very unique design. One of the lower price compare to previous 5 Oz ones. Still too expensive but hey, that's why these coins are valuable!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No buyer's remorse here...stunning

          By Dan the Collector

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion

            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

            I have now ordered quite a few coins from the royal mint, some have arrived and looked even better than on the site...some not so much. This is the better one. The look is stunning, the artistry is interesting and tasteful and tells a tale. It's something one can look at again and again and it maintains interesting qualities. Even the portrait side has an attractive design as well. Thumbs up!

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            • No
             
            5.0

            VERY IMPRESSIVE

            By Shirl

            from B.C.

            About Me Love Canadian Art, Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Beautiful Art Work
            • Great Quality
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Birthday gift
            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion

            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

            WOW!! What a beautifully detailed coin to display as a piece of Canadian art. Recommended keepsake.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            One of the Best 5 oz Coins

            By JOEBISFIC

            from CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven, R C M Collector

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

            One of the best 5 oz coins to date and I have all of them. First Nations coin at it's best. Perfect for anyone's collection.Detail is excellent and you will not be disappointed.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Great Design But Average Craftsmanship

            By PWSG

            from British Columbia

            About Me Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • One Of A Kind

            Cons

            • Craftmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 5 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Legend of the Spirit Bear - Mintage: 1,500 (2014):

              This coin has great design. However, the craftsmanship of the animals and the Queen made the design look dull. I wish the Mint can make the animals looking more alive. If you compare the old coin and the new coin, you will find out the Queen looks more alive from the old coin.

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              • No

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              • No.130557
              • Mintage1500
              • Composition99.99% pure silver
              • Finishproof
              • Weight (g) 157.6
              • Diameter (mm) 65.25
              • Edgeserrated
              • Certificateserialized
              • Face value50 dollars
              • ArtistDarlene Gait (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)