The Canadian Wildlife Series of silver bullion coins debuted from the Royal Canadian Mint in 2011, and was met with intense demand from investors and collectors alike. Today, the creatures that inspired that series return as privy marks on the all-new Wild Canada Series of Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. The 2016 Grizzly Bear Privy Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Reverse Proof is available on Silver.com.
- Second release in the Wild Canada Series!
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Earned a grade of Proof 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated an Early Release coin.
- Features a Grizzly Bear privy mark and reverse proof finish.
Wild Canada is an all-new series of privy mark Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins, which revives the creatures from the Canadian Wildlife Series. The wolf was the first release in the original series, and reappeared on the Wild Canada Series as the first coin. These Grizzly Bear Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins are the second release in Wild Canada.
Each coin in this Silver.com product listing has a grade of Proof 69 from the NGC. Considered near-perfect specimens, these coins have their full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. As reverse proof coins, you’ll notice the products have matte backgrounds and deeply-mirrored design sets.
As an Early Release specimen, these coins had to arrive at the NGC or an approved depository within 30 days of the release date for the coins. The Royal Canadian Mint sets the release date and is responsible for shipping the coins to the NGC in time.
On the reverse is the sugar maple leaf design, along with a grizzly bear head as a privy mark. There are also engravings of the coin’s nation of issue, purity, weight, and metal content.
The obverse features the Queen Elizabeth II right-profile portrait from Susanna Blunt. This design was created in 2003, and is standard on the obverse of all Canadian coins released in bullion and circulation series.
If you have any questions about these new coins, please contact Silver.com. Our associates are available at 888-989-7223, connect with us online using our live chat, or send us an email.