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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Polar Bear and Cub

The 2015 Polar Bear and Cub 1 oz silver coin was recently released by the Royal Canadian Mint. The four nines fine silver bullion coin, which features a polar bear and its cub, is struck in a proof finish and contains 1 troy ounce of silver. The mintage of the coin is limited to 7,500 coins and each coin comes encapsulated in a RCM-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Polar Bear and Cub

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Polar Bear and Cub Reverse

Source of Images: Royal Canadian Mint

The 2015 Polar Bear and Cub 1 oz silver coin is the ideal addition to any wildlife coin collection, especially coin collections featuring Canadian wildlife. The polar bear, also known by its scientific name Ursus maritimus and a sister species of the brown bear, can be found in the Arctic Circle of which Canada is a part. It is known in Canada as a symbol of power and the vastness of Canada’s northern landscape, an animal that survive and strive in a climate earmarked by extreme weather conditions.

Polar Bear and Cub

Source of Image: Good Nature Travel

An estimated 500 polar bears are killed by humans in Canada each year. This is a number that is believed to be unsustainable for some areas, especially Baffin Bay. This is despite the fact that 80% of the kills take place in the territory of Nunavut. In fact, there was an outcry by scientific groups in 2005 when the government of Nunavut increased the hunting quota from 400 to 518 bears. This while some, like Nunavut polar bear biologist Mitchell Taylor, who was at some stage responsible for polar bear conservation in Nunavut, insists that the current hunting quota is not negatively impacting on the sustainability of the number of bears.

Why should you be interested in this coin?

  • Limited edition (7,500 coins maximum)
  • Canadian wildlife
  • Proof strike
  • Four nines fine silver (99.99% pure silver)
  • GST/HST exempt

Specs

  • Metal: 1 Troy oz of 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Edge: Serrated
  • Denomination: 5 Dollars
  • Year of Issue: 2015
  • Mintage: 7,500

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