The Silver Canadian Polar Bear & Cub coin is a popular silver coin that clearly demonstrates the artistry of Canada’s Royal Canadian Mint as well as the Mint’s commitment to strong metal purity. The face shows the endangered polar bear protecting its cub in a stark frozen wilderness, set against a beautiful radial line pattern.
In the vast Canadian Arctic, Ursus Maritimus is clearly the king. Like its homeland, it is massive. Males can weigh up to 800 kilograms and females about 400 kilograms. Although polar bears inhabit Arctic coasts around the world, Canada hosts the largest population on earth. There are about 15,000 of the animals found here, among a global population of about 25,000 bears.
This coin is a much thicker and rare 1.5 oz fine silver coin compared to the normal 1 oz fine silver bullion coins available from the Royal Canadian Mint. The Canadian Silver Polar Bear & Cub is highly prized by collectors and features the convenience and investment appeal of bullion. It is a good choice for both first-time silver buyers as well as long-term investors.
- Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
- Minting Location: Ottowa, Canada
- Denomination: $8
- Silver Content: 1.5 Troy oz
- Metal Purity: .9999
- Finish: Bullion/Radial
- Edge: Serrated
- Thickness: 4.5 mm
- Diameter: 38 mm
- IRA-Eligibility: Eligible