The nation of Canada has been shaped throughout Earth’s history by the forces of ice, wind, and water. Although inhospitable for many humans, the polar bear is right at home in the frigid temperatures and snowy conditions that embrace much of Canada’s northern stretches. The Royal Canadian Mint honors the roughly 15,000 polar bears residing in the Canadian Arctic with an image of the Gold Canadian Polar Bear coin. Today, you can purchase a 2013 ¼ oz. Gold Canadian Polar Bear from Silver.com in brilliant uncirculated condition.
Canada is home to the largest popular of polar bears worldwide. These amazing creatures are capable of surviving in some of the world’s harshest conditions. The ability of these massive creatures, most weighing an average of 600 kilograms, to survive on the snow and ice of the Arctic serves as an enduring symbol of the grit of Canadians. At its massive weight, the polar bear is not just the largest bear in North America, but in the entire world.
On the reverse side of the Gold Canadian Polar Bear coin is the image of the creature itself. A lone bear is featured walking across the frozen tundra, it’s massive size dominating the reverse side of the coin. An outer circle in the design contains the engravings “Canada” and “Fine Gold ¼ oz Or Pur.” The purity of the coin is inscribed just below the image of the polar bear.
The obverse side of the coin bears the traditional right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Redesigned in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, the image is surrounded by the engravings of “Elizabeth II,” the coin’s face value, and the year of minting.
All 2013 ¼ oz. Gold Canadian Polar Bear coins were struck by the Royal Canadian Mint using .9999 fine gold and carry a face value of $10 (CAD). These brilliant uncirculated coins, with no blemishes or detracting marks, were struck in extremely limited mintages. With fewer than 4,000 coins available, these Gold Canadian Polar Bears won’t last long!
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 to process precious metals found in the Yukon Territories during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, it is recognized as one of the world’s finest mints.
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