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
Pearl Flowers – 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin No. 157047The button-like flowers of the pearl yarrow (Achillea ptarmica) are brought to life by not one but three mother-of-pearl embellishments on your beautifully engraved coin. Each piece is carefully sculpted to recreate the double bloom and its complex layers of daisy-like petals; and with their stunning lustre, these ‘pearly’ white wildflowers will prove to be positively enchanting to all! A beautiful gift for Mother’s Day or any day of the year! Order today! Special features: AN ELEGANT FIRST! Your coin features three mother-of-pearl pieces that recreate the beauty of the yarrow flowers! Each mother-of-pearl embellishment on your coin is uniquely shaped to recreate the appearance of the double blossoms! STUNNING! Your coin is the result of the careful merging of innovative technology, world-class craftsmanship, and stunning artistic vision! LOW MINTAGE: Your coin has a low limited worldwide mintage of 6,000. INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1. CRAFTED FROM 1 OZ. OF 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.$15.17 Add to cart