2014 $5 O Canada: Grizzly Bear - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932053199

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Country: Canada
Year: 2014

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This 2014 $5 gold coin is the first in the Royal Canadian Mint's O Canada series, which shines the spotlight on iconic Canadian wildlife. This particular coin honours the mysterious grizzly bear, an animal with a uniquely varied set of behaviours-often displaying great tenderness with both animals and humans, other times poised for serious aggression, especially if threatened. Mintage is limited to 4,000 coins. HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates presents a full-body portrait of a grizzly bear. Viewed from the front, the massive grizzly raises its powerful right front claw, perhaps in a display of dominance or aggression. Its mouth open to reveal its large teeth, the grizzly displays its full bulk to stunning effect. The large head, muscular chest and front legs, enormous neck hump and gargantuan body lead back to a low rump and squat, powerful hind legs.The grizzly’s distinctive bushy silver-tipped fur is rendered in stunning detail, making the huge animal appear even larger. The grizzly stands atop a rocky outcropping. In the background we see the jagged peaks of its western highland habitat. The reverse isengraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2014,” and the face value of “5 DOLLARS.” The outer frame ofthe image also features a miniature stylized grizzly head in profile. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Year: 2014

Diameter: 16mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 3.14 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.10 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A full body portrait of a grizzly bear.
Finish: Proof
Series: O Canada
Quantity Produced: 4,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Iconic Canadian images

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