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ROARING GRIZZLY BEAR Wild Series 1/2 Kg Kilo Silver Coin 125$ Canada 2016


The third half-kilogram Pure Silver coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s “Call of the Wild" series, which celebrates Canada’s wildlife. The coin’s sizeable surface area offers an ideal canvas for finely detailed engraving, adding further relief and luster to the design. Limited mintage to only 600 pieces in the world!

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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.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2016
  • Face Value125 dollari
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)500
  • Diameter (mm)85
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)600
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features the profile portrait of a roaring grizzly bear. Viewed from its right side, the grizzly’s large, thick-furred head is raised with mouth open in a roar or growl. The bear’s characteristic small fur-covered ears, sharp teeth, and small dark eyes are presented in beautifully engraved detail. In the background, a river roars through a rocky and remote northern wilderness of bushy undergrowth dotted by sparse evergreens. The sky rises above bear and wilderness, hand-polished to a glowing proof finish.