This 2017 stunning full three-dimensional Grizzly Bear coin is the first in one of the most revolutionary coin series ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Since the first coins of the world were struck more than 2500 years ago, coin designs have been confined to two-dimensional coin blanks and the limited relief of traditional minting. With this series, the Royal Canadian Mint brings some of Canada’s most iconic animals to life with a full three-dimensional Grizzly Bear rising up from the surface of the coin. The coin has a $100 face value and weighs just over ten ounces of pure silver. The striking 3D bear is further enhanced by an overlay of 24 karat gold. Not surprisingly with a low mintage of just 1200, this coin sold out from the Royal Canadian Mint almost immediately as it was released and remains one of the most sought after issues from the RCM. HST/GST exempt.
The bold and dynamic 3D Grizzly Bear is seen as he treads across the underbrush of a northern forest. Renowned Canadian sculptor Karl Lansing captures a striking 360 degree image of strength and beauty in this unique sculpture, brilliantly doubling as one of the most innovative coins ever produced in the world.
Your coin will come presented on an attractive round wooden pedestal and protected by a domed cover, perfect for proud display as a work of art.