2019 $50 Polar Bears: Mother and Cub - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932093614

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Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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Loving and strong. Dedicated and ferocious. The polar bear is an enduring symbol of the Arctic wilderness, where the sea ice is the cornerstone of life. This fine silver coin features a touching motherand-cub portrait of this beloved species, but with the addition of textural engraving that seemingly pushes the ice fragments right to the coin's edge.

The reverse image by Tony Bianco travels to the True North for a glimpse of the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) at play. The engraved scene is a touching portrait of a mother and cub swimming in the cold waters of the Canadian Arctic, their closeness reflected in the way they are positioned as they emerge from the icy depths. Textural engraving adds a sense of movement across the surface of the water, where the ebb and flow generated by the swimmers' movements pushes the floating ice right to the coin's edge. The theme continues onto the fully engraved edge, which mimics the look of jagged ice and gives the coin its unique shape. The similarly engraved obverse features wave-driven ice shapes that form a frame around the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

This celebration of the Canadian Arctic uses innovative engineering design and Virtual Minting to shape the coin's edge and surface in a way that perfectly complements the "glacial" theme.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2019

Diameter: 68.81 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 155.52 grams
Bullion Weight: 5 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A Mother and Cub Polar Bear Swimming
Artist: Tony Bianco
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1200
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Wildlife

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