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1 Kilogram Pure Gold Coin - Robert Bateman's Summertime Polar Bear - Mintage: 75 (2020)

1 Kilogram Pure Gold Coin - Robert Bateman's Summertime Polar Bear - Mintage: 75 (2020)

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SECOND COIN: Another limited-edition art on a kilo-sized work of art. Order today.

It is a portrait of Arctic strength, even at rest. The art of internationally renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman is brought to life once more on this premium collector's item. This ultra-rare coin offers you the ultimate combination of exceptional Canadian art and world-class craftsmanship. Enhanced by finishes that highlight every engraved nuance, this rendition of a Robert Bateman original provides a unique window into the life of a great northern emblem, even as it basks in the exquisite glow of 1 kg of 99.99% pure gold. It is a piece of art on a work of art.

Continue your Robert Bateman collection with this stunning 1-kilogram pure gold coin.

Special features:
  • A PIECE OF ART ON A WORK OF ART: Own this ultra-exclusive, engraved rendition of a Robert Bateman original. It is a magnificently crafted showcase of Canadian wildlife and numismatic art.
  • OUR SECOND GOLD KILO ROBERT BATEMAN EXCLUSIVE: This is the second gold kilo coin to feature an original work by internationally renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman. While the 2019 coin travelled beyond our borders to bring you the king of the jungle, the 2020 instalment looks north for a view of an Arctic titan.
  • FULL OF ARTISTIC NUANCE: In keeping with the artist's realist style, different frostings "colour" this engraved version by using light to highlight the polar bear's finely etched features.
  • MASTERFULLY CRAFTED IN 1 KG 99.99% PURE GOLD: The incomparable gleam of refined gold   resembles sunlight, which spills onto the Arctic landscape in the original art.
  • FEATURES THE ARTIST'S SIGNATURE: The artist's signature is engraved on the coin's reverse to resemble a signed limited-edition print.
  • INCLUDES A SPECIAL INSERT: Each coin is packaged with a special insert card that features a miniature reproduction of the original art, along with the artist's description of his work and his signature.
  • OF ART AND NATURE: It is a celebration of Robert Bateman's legacy as Canada's most acclaimed wildlife painter, and as a longstanding proponent of nature conservation in Canada.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.

The reverse is an engraved rendition of Summertime Polar Bear by Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman. Beneath the text "CANADA 2020", Ursus maritimus is shown resting on the rocky shores of Hudson Bay. The denomination of "2500 DOLLLARS" and an engraved reproduction of the artist's signature are both positioned to the right of the wildlife portrait. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

"Summer in the arctic is wonderful. The days are long, and the plants and animals almost seem to be rushing to accomplish their activities before the coming of winter. After the long, dark winter out on the sea ice, the polar bears are able to come inland and enjoy a more varied diet. The winter food is almost entirely seals, but summertime brings small mammals, birds and eggs as well as a variety of plant life. It is an easy time for the bears. In this painting I have tried to show the pleasant and relaxed mood of the bears' life in summer. They still spend most of their time in coastal areas. Hudson Bay is in the background with its pack ice. The ice drifts around most of the summer. A few of the sparse grasses and flowers poke up from the sheltered cracks in the rocks. They are far less luxuriant than they would be a mile or two inland. Wind oppression is the dominating factor. As most people know, polar bears are not pure white. I have tried to portray his coat as rich and glossy, with a gentle golden glow." Robert Bateman: Artist

Did you know…
  • The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature in Victoria, B.C., is home to the largest permanent collection of original works by Robert Bateman.
  • A recipient of the Order of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal, Robert Bateman has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his illustrious career as an artist, including 14 honorary doctorates. Three schools in Canada have also been named after him.
  • The artist is a champion of conservancy and an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). Since 2013, the Robert Bateman Award is awarded annually to a recipient (individual or group) who has used art to raise awareness and/or appreciation for Canadian wildlife and their habitats.
  • The painter is an advocate of wildlife education through learning initiatives, such as those carried out by the Robert Bateman Foundation. He has also used his art to raise millions of dollars in support of environmental causes.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wood case with a black beauty box.

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  • No.179464
  • Mintage75
  • Composition99.99% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 1,006.1
  • Diameter (mm) 101.6
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value2,500 dollars
  • ArtistRobert Bateman (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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