The Royal Canadian Mint loves to produce silver and gold coinage featuring images of its native wildlife. You’ll consistently find the images of creatures such as the North American bison, the Grizzly Bear, and Cougar on gold coins for sale from the Royal Canadian Mint. The Polar Bear is undoubtedly the largest animal species on the surfaces of Canadian coinage.
- Part of a larger release of the Polar Bear and Cub design!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of $10 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features a polar bear and its cub on the frozen tundra’s.
The Polar Bear and Cub design from the Royal Canadian Mint was designed by artist Germaine Arnaktauyok and used on various coins from the mint that year. In addition to these 2015 1/4 oz $10 Canadian Gold Polar Bear and Cub Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, you’ll find a gold proof version and a silver proof version.
Polar bears are among the largest carnivores on planet Earth. These massive bears, which are considered a sister species of the brown bear, inhabit the ranges of the Arctic Circle on the Asian and North American continents through Russia, Alaska, and Canada. Male polar bears, known as boars, can grow to weigh as much as 1,543 lbs.
Each 1/4 oz $10 Canadian Silver Polar Bear and Cub Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you will find minor flaws present. These include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process at the mint.
The obverse of the Polar Bear and Cub Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is featured on all Canadian coinage and this design was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist.
On the reverse of the 1/4 oz $10 Canadian Silver Polar Bear and Cub coin, you’ll find the image of a polar bear and its cub. Polar bear cubs stay with their moms, which are referred to as sows. The duo are found walking across the open tundra’s of the frigid Arctic Circle range in northern Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the official mint facility of Canada. Opened in Ottawa in 1908, the mint expanded by the 1980s to include a second facility in the city of Winnipeg.