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GRIZZLY BEAR Kings of the Continents 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016


This is the fourth 1 Oz Silver coin, part of the new series "Kings of the Continents" and features a Grizzly Bear, the majestic symbol of the wild. The Silver coin combine color with engraving and is encased in an elegant themed box, which slides open to reveal the coin nestled in a black velvet interior. Limited mintage to only 5.000 pcs worldwide.

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Grizzly Bear
The grizzly bear is a North American subspecies of the brown bear. These awe-inspiring giants tend to be solitary animals - with the exception of females and their cubs - but at times they do congregate. Dramatic gatherings of grizzly bears can be seen at prime Alaskan fishing spots when the salmon run upstream for summer spawning. In this season, dozens of bears may gather to feast on the fish, craving fats that will sustain them through the long winter ahead. Brown bears dig dens for winter hibernation, often holing up in a suitable-looking hillside. Females give birth during this winter rest and their offspring are often twins. Grizzly bears are powerful, top-of-the-food-chain predators, yet much of their diet consists of nuts, berries, fruit, leaves, and roots. Bears also eat other animals, from rodents to moose. Grizzlies are typically brown, though their fur can appear to be white-tipped, or grizzled, lending them their traditional name. Despite their impressive size, grizzlies are quite fast and have been clocked at 30 miles (48 kilometers) an hour. They can be dangerous to humans, particularly if surprised or if humans come between a mother and her cubs.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts a roaring Grizzly Bear, a North American subspecies of the brown bear, against an engraved backdrop of wilderness. In this image the bear is angry, with his big fangs and mouth open and his color is predominantly brown. On the bottom of the coin, the inscription: "1 Oz 999 Fine Silver". The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around the inscriptions: "ELIZABETH II", "NIUE" (issue country), "TWO DOLLARS" (the face value), "2016" (year of issue).