What is Gold Canadian Polar Bear and Cub and Who Designed It?

New Royal Canadian Mint coins showcase one of world’s most captivating creatures, the polar bear and cub. The Polar Bear and Cub design from the ‘Royal Canadian Mint’ was designed by artist “Germaine Arnaktauyok” and used on various coins from the mint year 2015. In addition to these 2015 1/4 oz $10 Gold Canadian Polar Bear and Cub Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, one might find a gold proof version and a silver proof version.

Why A Canadian Coin Showcases Polar Bear and Cub?

Polar bears are among the largest carnivores on planet Earth. These massive bears, which are considered a sister species of the brown bear, inhabit the ranges of the Arctic Circle on the Asian and North American continents through Russia, Alaska, and Canada. Male polar bears, known as boars, can grow to weigh as much as 1,543 lbs and each coin showcases a symbol of the power and vastness of Canada’s northern landscape, the polar Bear is an iconic animal for Canadian’s. 

Each 2015 1/4 oz $10 Canadian Silver Polar Bear and Cub Coin is in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you will find minor flaws present. These include breaks in the lustre, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process at the mint.

The obverse of the Polar Bear and Cub Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is featured on all Canadian coinage and this design was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist.

On the reverse of the 2015 1/4 oz $10 Canadian Silver Polar Bear and Cub coin, one might find the image of a polar bear and its cub. Polar bear cubs stay with their moms, which are referred to as sows’, the duo is found walking across the open tundras of the frigid Arctic Circle range in northern Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mint is the official mint facility of Canada. Opened in Ottawa in 1908, the mint expanded by the 1980s to include a second facility in the city of Winnipeg.

Canadian Polar Bear and Cub Gold and Silver Coin Specifications:

Composition: 99.99% pure gold or pure silver

Weight: 7.8g in gold composition or 31.39g in silver composition

Diameter: 20mm in gold or 38mm in silver

Edge:  serrated

Face value: $10 in gold and $5 in silver

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