The Royal Canadian Mint has a track record of turning to nature for inspiration in coin design, and creating immensely successful bullion and proof coin programs. Fresh of the success of its Canadian Wildlife Series and Birds of Prey Series, the Royal Canadian Mint is currently producing unique 1.5 oz Canadian Wildlife coins. The 2015 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Polar Bear and Cub Coin is currently available on Silver.com.
- Third coin released in the 1.5 oz Canadian Wildlife Coin program.
- Ships to you in an individual flip, mint tubes of 15, or boxes of 300 coins.
- Consists of one-and-a-half troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $8 (CAD) backed by the Canadian government.
- Designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais.
- Includes the image of a polar bear and its cub.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Wildlife Series of coins from the Royal Canadian Mint picked up immediately following the end of the original Canadian Wildlife Series. Rather than rehashing old designs, RCM elected to represent completely different creatures on the 1.5 oz coins in the new program.
These new coins started in 2013 with the release of the polar bear coin, which featured only a single adult polar bear in the design. For 2014, the mint chose the Arctic Fox as its representative on the coin program.
Each of the 2015 1.5 oz Silver Canadian Polar Bear and Cub coins available here is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. BU coins show no signs of wear and tear, but you may see spotted surfaces, breaks in the luster, or contact marks from the striking process.
On the reverse is the image of an adult polar bear guiding its young cub along the glaciers and ice flows of Canada’s Arctic region. These coins feature the micro-laser engraved radial lines first introduced on Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins one year earlier.
The obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, and features the simple engravings of “Elizabeth II” above and “8 Dollars 2015” below.
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