2017 $10 FINE SILVER COIN CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150TH: GRIZZLY BEAR
From colourful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, the breathtaking photographs of Canadian Geographic reflect the rich diversity of the Canadian experience. The seventh coin in the Celebrating Canada’s 150th series highlights the abundance and diversity of wildlife in British Columbia’s many breathtaking landscapes, including one species that is synonymous with the province’s forests and salmon-rich streams: the grizzly bear.
Based on a photograph captured by Canadian photographer “Jenny” Janet Stevens, the reverse features vibrant colour over the detailed engraved image of a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos). The setting is on the northwest coast of British Columbia, where the Khutzeymateen Park (a.k.a. Khutzeymateen/K’tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary) is home to one of the province’s largest known coastal population of grizzlies. Resting on the green sedge grass bank, this particular grizzly bear is easily spotted thanks to its reddish-brown fur; its eyes are shut as it rests its heavy head on its left forepaw, while its right paw is loosely extended towards its muzzle. The long claws that make the grizzly’s prints so distinctive are in full view in this close-up, which affords a rare view of an iconic species that is emblematic of British Columbia’s wilderness and natural beauty. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. SUBSCRIPTION BOX The RCM offers a deluxe collector case to store your 13 coins and it will be shipped to you with the first coin as part of this 13-coin subscription program. Subscription item number: 155123
SEVENTH in an exciting 13-coin series that celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary through each province or territory’s iconic flora, fauna, landscape or landmark! This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi-monthly publication. A new coin each month! Struck and printed in vibrant colour, each coin is presented in the order of each of Canada’s province or territory’s entry into Confederation. Collect each coin individually or subscribe today to guarantee a complete set! Each subscription includes a FREE one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic, plus a bonus premium wooden box…and you are guaranteed a lower price of $44.95 for each coin. An affordable way to introduce others to the joy of coin collecting while fostering a widespread appreciation for the incomparable beauty of Canada’s landscapes!
2017 $10 FINE SILVER COIN ￼BIRDS AMONG NATURE’S COLOURS: TUFTED TITMOUSE ￼- 156234DESIGN The reverse design by Canadian artist Derek C. Wicks features a pair of tufted titmice that are delicately perched on the branch stubs of a flourishing birch tree. Facing the opposite direction, one titmouse presents its side profile while the other has its head turned for a three-quarter view of its meticulously engraved features—from the pointed crest atop each bird’s head to their expressive facial features. Selective colour highlights the bright summer tints of a yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis), whose bronze bark complements the yellow-green leaves.$50.06 Add to cart
2017 LIMITED EDITION SILVER DOLLAR PROOF SET CANADA 150: OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND- 159428Designed by Canadians for Canadians, the engraved images on each reverse are exclusive for Canada’s 150th anniversary year—including those of the five circulation coins from the My Canada, My Inspiration collection. The $2 coin, Dance of the Spirits, celebrates the wonders of Canada through its depiction of paddlers gliding across a placid lake under the shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis. The $1 circulation coin, Connecting a Nation, pays tribute to the railways that have brought our country together—and the many impressive landmarks along Canada’s rail routes. The 25-cent coin, Hope for a Green Future, shares a child’s hope for Canada’s abundant nature to be preserved for years to come, through a pair of hands that bring life to a plant that connects all living things. The 10-cent coin, Wings of Peace, captures our spirit of peacekeeping in a stylized design featuring an iconic maple leaf in the beak of a dove. The 5-cent coin, Living Traditions, reimagines the quintessential Canadian beaver in the traditional style of the northeastern woodland Algonkian tribes, thus celebrating 150 years of cultures meeting, sharing and evolving together. The set also includes a 50-cent coin bearing the official CANADA 150 logo of a maple leaf mosaic, and the set’s centrepiece: a limited edition 99.99% pure silver proof dollar. Designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, the background features an engraved micro-pattern of thousands of maple leaves that are curved to create the feeling that the coin is a globe, along with a map of Canada to bring the focus on our nation. Engraved above it is the number “150”, whose large size conveys the significance of this milestone year, while the application of red colour echoes that of our nation’s flag. The words “CANADA”, “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dates “1867-2017” are also engraved below in Heritage Canada’s official font for the occasion, along with the CANADA 150 logo. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.$92.45 Add to cart
2017 $25 FINE SILVER COIN DRAGON- 160575The reverse design by Canadian artist Simon Ng offers an artistic tribute to Dragon Boat Festival through the skilful fusion of ancient symbolism, traditional art elements and modern minting techniques. The lower portion of the coin is dominated by foam-tipped waves—an auspicious pattern that also adds a sense of motion to the design. In fact, curved lines are present throughout this water-themed design, including the dragon’s mane that evokes the sensation of wind and movement. Engraved in ultra-high relief for added depth and dimension, the serpentine spirit emerges from the water in a way that mimics the shape of a dragon boat, with its neck curved like a boat’s gunwale. The dragon’s features are resplendent in colourful hues of red, gold, green and blue, culminating in the blue pearl held tight in its jaw as a symbol of wisdom, and the active yang aspect of qi—the life force that surrounds us. The reverse includes the engraved year “2017”, the word “CANADA” and the face value, “25 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.$107.86 Add to cart