2016 $350 The Bold Black Bear - Pure Gold Coin

SKU: 623932069763

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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At home in the forests and woodlands of Canada, the brawny black bear (Ursus americanus) is revered in Canada’s aboriginal folklore as a symbol of strength, introspection and knowledge. With this gold coin, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the boldly inquisitive black bear as an icon of Canada’s wilderness, and as an important part of our heritage. The purest gold coin available in the world! Crafted in 99.999% pure gold to proof perfection, with a low mintage set to just 350 coins. HST/GST exempt.

The Design:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a highly detailed profile of a bold black bear in its natural environment, as it moves across an open area in one of Canada’s many forests. Against the towering trees in the background, the thickset bear pauses briefly as its keen sense of smell has detected a possible food source. By turning its head to the right, this inquisitive bear offers us a glimpse of its straight facial profile and features. Its stance is also ideal to convey its size, build and distinctive physical characteristics; from the clawed forepaws to the texture of the bear’s fur, all are beautifully recreated through extraordinary, intricate engraving. The entire design is enhanced by multiple finishes that add a sense of dimensional layers to the art, which resonates with respect and admiration for this iconic species while showcasing the exceptional level of craftsmanship for which the Royal Canadian Mint is renowned. mint.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 350 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 34mm
Material: Gold
Fineness: 0.99999
Weight: 35 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.125 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Black Bear
Artist: Pierre Leduc
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 350
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Wildlife

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