Canadian Platinum Grizzly Bear
- Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
- Purity: 99.95% pure platinum
- Face value: 300 dollars
- Finish: Proof
Canada has always been a land of many natural wonders, from landmarks that transcend beauty to the iconic fauna and flora. The Royal Canadian Mint is launching celebrations for the 150th day of Canadian Independence, and one of the coins in this release highlights one of the country’s most prominent animals, the grizzly bear. There will be a new coin (denoting every province) released each month in the collection. Of special emphasis will be the date each province and territory joined the Confederation. One of the major Platinum Bullion series, the Canadian Platinum Grizzly bear coin has been a favorite with collectors for decades and is expected to feature in the celebrations with the release of a new coin.
The Canadian Platinum Grizzly Bear coin features a superb side profile of a majestic adult bear. Not only is this species the largest mammal in North America, it has also played a significant role in crafting the mythologies and beliefs of the country’s tribes over the centuries. Each of the grizzly bear coins has a stunning obverse never seen in a coin before. This is a 3D sculpture of a grizzly that appears to spring out of the coin at the collector, with a gold-plated finish that stands out visually from the silver coin’s surface. This beautiful 31 g grizzly bear coin is the 6th release in the series.
The obverse of the coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty the Queen has appeared on most commonwealth country’s coins since 1953 when she was coroneted. This particular design was created by Susanna Blunt in 2003. The reverse of the Canadian Platinum Grizzly is the image of a massive grizzly bear as it lies in the long grass enjoying a summer day. Its huge skull and paws are seen as it lounges in the sun almost shielding itself from the bright sun.
Platinum has an almost 300-year history of preserving wealth and serving as a hedge against financial turbulence. And no other platinum coin supports this legacy with more integrity than does the Canadian Platinum Grizzly Bear. Each coin is guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint for its purity and weight. In recent years, collectors around the world have developed a heightened interest in the Canadian Platinum Grizzly Bear compared to other platinum coins because of the precise qualities that the design entails. The Canadian Platinum Grizzly Bear is revered as one of the highest quality and most intricate platinum coins in the world.
Royal Canadian Mint
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1 Troy oz
99.95% pure platinum