5 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Big Coin Series: 2-Dollar Coin – Mintage: 1,500 (2016)

5 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Big Coin Series: 2-Dollar Coin – Mintage: 1,500 (2016)

$519.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,500
Canada and US only

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Launched in 1996 to replace Canada's 2-dollar bank note, the 2-dollar coin we now call the “toonie” features on its reverse an adult polar bear standing on an ice floe in early summer. This composition originated with Canadian artist Tony Bianco, who designed the first version of the reverse in 1996. The image was updated in 2010 by Canadian artist Brent Townsend. Shortly after the coin's initial launch, the bear was dubbed “Churchill”—to the delight of residents of Churchill, Manitoba, where polar bears are a common sight.

Drawing its inspiration from minting itself, your coin is an exquisite gift for someone who appreciates Canadian coins. Order yours today!

Special features:
  • FEATURES THE ICONIC POLAR BEAR DESIGN! This 5-ounce fine silver 2-dollar coin features Canadian artist Brent Townsend's version of the coin's iconic polar bear design, first issued with the introduction of the 2-dollar circulation coin in 1996. This design has been used continuously on Canadian “toonies,” with a number of notable exceptions.
  • Selective colour on the reverse of each coin makes this series particularly lovely and exceptionally unique.
  • Drawing its inspiration from minting itself, this coin makes an exquisite gift, an inspiring introduction to collecting, or an important addition for any collector interested in Canadian subjects, Canadian and international circulation coinage, or minting history.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!

About the Design:

Your coin's design features Brent Townsend's image of an adult polar bear standing on an ice floe, gazing out over the early summer Arctic landscape. The central scene is fully coloured in natural shades, including the blue water and mountains, white ice floe, and the polar bear's yellow-white coat. The reverse is also engraved with the word “CANADA” and the face value of “2 DOLLARS”. The obverse is engraved with the date “2016” and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


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

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Awesome coin but practical to send as a gift


This coin was a gift. Unfortunately it is very difficult to send a pkg from you ( The Mint ) to another person. There is no gift card available and not much space in the way-bill to add comments such as, thank you's, best wishes....


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5 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Big Coin Series: 2-Dollar Coin – Mintage: 1500 (2016)

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  • No.151551
  • Mintage1,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 157.6
  • Diameter (mm) 65.25
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value2 dollars
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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