There is no creature on the North American continent more feared than the Ursus horribilis. Known commonly as the grizzly bear, the Latin name of Ursus horribilis was given to the grizzly in the 19th century and literally translates into English as “terrifying bear.” The fourth installment in the Kings of the Continents series from the New Zealand Mint is now available. Today, the 2016 1 oz Silver Niue Kings of the Continents Grizzly Bear coin is available on Silver.com.
- Ships capsulized in a themed box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Total mintage capped at just 5,000 coins for this release.
- Fourth release in the New Zealand Mint’s Kings of the Continents Series.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) is fully supported by the government of Niue.
- Reverse features the colorized image of a grizzly bear.
- Obverse includes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition have strong value. BU coins exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but also feature minor blemishes such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
Kings of the Continents is an exciting new series of silver colorized coins from the New Zealand Mint. As the fourth release in that series, the Grizzly Bear Coin includes the image of the largest animal in the series to date. The grizzly bear is actually a subspecies of North American brown bear, and was named by Lewis and Clark in the early 19th century for its fearsome, grizzled appearance.
The obverse side of each 2016 1 oz Silver Niue Kings of the Continents Grizzly Bear coin features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this is the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty since she ascended to the throne in 1952.
On the reverse of the Grizzly Bear Coin you’ll find the imposing image of Ursus horribilis. The grizzly bear’s modern range in North America stretches along the Pacific Coast of the continent and runs from the northernmost reaches of Alaska to the Canada-US border.
New Zealand Mint is located in Auckland, New Zealand and is a privately-owned facility that is one of the finest in the world. As a private mint, the New Zealand Mint is not affiliated with the national government and does not handle official currency for the country.
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