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1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Celebrating Canada's 150th Coin Series: Grizzly Bear (2017)

1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Celebrating Canada's 150th Coin Series: Grizzly Bear (2017)

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$51.95 CAD
Mintage: 25,000
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A beautiful image of a grizzly bear from British Columbia! Order yours today!

A beautiful image of a grizzly bear from British Columbia! Order yours today!

From colourful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, the breathtaking photographs of Canadian Geographic reflect the rich diversity of the Canadian experience. The seventh coin in the Celebrating Canada's 150th series highlights the abundance and diversity of wildlife in British Columbia's many breathtaking landscapes, including one species that is synonymous with the province's forests and salmon-rich streams: the grizzly bear.

A beautiful addition to your Canadiana coin display! Order today!

Special features:
  • AVAILABLE AS THE SEVENTH COIN IN A MONTHLY 13-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! If you like this coin, you will most likely enjoy all the other coins in the subscription! Subscribe* today and you'll get a FREE collector case (ships with your first coin) plus a one-year subscription** to Canadian Geographic magazine!
  • CELEBRATES CANADA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY! As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with a stunning series that showcases Canada's iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks!
  • BASED ON UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOGRAPHS! This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi-monthly publication.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

Based on a photograph captured by Canadian photographer "Jenny" Janet Stevens, the design on your coin features vibrant colour over the detailed engraved image of a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos). The setting is on the northwest coast of British Columbia, where the Khutzeymateen Park (a.k.a. Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary) is home to one of the province's largest known coastal population of grizzlies. Resting on the green sedge grass bank, this particular grizzly bear is easily spotted thanks to its reddish-brown fur; its eyes are shut as it rests its heavy head on its left forepaw, while its right paw is loosely extended towards its muzzle. The long claws that make the grizzly's prints so distinctive are in full view in this close-up, which affords a rare view of an iconic species that is emblematic of British Columbia's wilderness and natural beauty. The reverse also features the engraved word "CANADA" and the dates "1867-2017" to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

* Credit card purchases only, charged upon shipment. After purchasing your first coin, you will automatically receive the subsequent coins when they are released. Subscription agreement may be cancelled at your request at any time with a phone call or written notice to the Royal Canadian Mint.

** Valid only with the Celebrating Canada's 150th Coin Series subscription. Allow 6-8 weeks to receive your first issue.

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Specifications

  • No.155064
  • Mintage25,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • Artist"Jenny" Janet Stevens (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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