2019 $20 Canadian Fauna: The Polar Bear

SKU: 170781

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Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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This ultra-low mintage 2019 $20 fine silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint features a full colour over engraved image of two polar bear nuzzling one another. With a mintage of just 4,000, this is one of the lowest mintage $20 silver coins ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, and a quick sell-out is anticipated.  HST/GST exempt.

The Design:

The use of various frostings and colour add depth to the background, while a frosted proof finish on the engraving gives the ice a life-like appearance.  The reverse design by wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock captures a tender moment between two polar bears (Ursus maritimus). One polar bear nuzzles the other in a gesture that expresses affection and highlights the social bond between the pair. A balanced mix of colour and engraving brings the Arctic landscape to life, helped by various frostings that separate the mountains from the sea ice. In the sky, a colourful sunset is reflected on the open water below, where an iceberg adds a cool turquoise hue. The reverse includes the year “2019” and the word “CANADA”, both struck incuse. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2019

Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Two Polar Bears hugging on the ice
Artist: W. Allan Hancock
Finish: Proof
Series: Canadian Fauna Series
Quantity Produced: 4,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Wildlife

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