The Call of the Wild Series from the Royal Canadian Mint is the latest bullion coin program to commemorate some of the most fearsome natural predators in the Canadian wilderness. While other programs have been struck using silver, the Call of the Wild is a different beast altogether. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Gold Canadian Roaring Grizzly Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Third release in the Call of the Wild Series!
- Ships in a sealed assay card.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .99999 fine gold.
- Face value of $200 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Features a Roaring Grizzly design from Canadian artist Pierre Leduc.
While the Call of the Wild Series features native creatures from the North American continent like so many other Canadian bullion coin series, this one is unique in its use of 99.999% pure gold. This is the purest gold bullion coin in the world today, and its face value of $200 (CAD) is the highest among legal tender bullion coins.
Pierre Leduc designed all three coins in the Call of the Wild Series, using natural predators from the Canadian wilderness in a pose that showcases their fearsome and intimidating natural calls. In this particular coin, the massive head and jaws of a grizzly bear are visible as it bellows an ear-shattering roar.
The obverse face of the coin bears the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, and is showcased on countless Canadian coins.
On the reverse is the impressive image of a grizzly bear as its deafening roars rumbles across the valleys and woods of Canada. Leduc’s design is a right-profile image and includes intricate details of the grizzly’s mouth, complete with sharp teeth. The grizzly is an apex predator and is the second-largest carnivore in Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 to refine gold and other precious metals discovered in the Yukon Territories at the end of the 19th century. Today it operates modern facilities in Ottawa and Winnipeg.
Please direct any questions you have about these coins to a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. We’re also available online using our website’s live chat service, or by submitting your questions to us in writing via email address. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to check out our selection of Gold Canadian Coins.