This 2019 collector $2 issue is an impressive and visually stunning Big Coin with a 65 mm diameter and a weight of just over five ounces of pure silver. It is enhanced with reverse gold plating, adding a warm-toned gleam that creates a rich contrast next to the silver shine of the engraved relief which makes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth stand out from the golden field. GST/HST exempt.
Scarce, popular, beautiful and dramatically impressive for 2019 in a big five-ounce 65-mm format with reverse gold plating, every coin in this series has sold out immediately from the Royal Canadian Mint since they were first introduced in 2015, with earlier coins in the Big Coin series appreciating to as much as $1,200 each. And while the 2018 Big Coins had a mintage of 1,500, the mintage for the 2019 issue is just 1,250, significantly enhancing scarcity and collectability.
The reverse features Brent Townsend’s image of an adult polar bear standing on an ice floe, gazing out over the early summer Arctic landscape. This 5 oz. pure silver version of the 2-dollar coin features the coin’s iconic polar bear design. With a number of notable exceptions, this design has been used continuously on Canadian “toonies” since 1996. Reverse gold plating fills the field while the coin’s silver surface draws the eye to the engraved relief, which includes the word “CANADA”, the date “2019” and the face value of “2 DOLLARS”. The reverse gold-plated obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- Mintage: 1,250