Canada 2017 Grizzly Bear Majestic Animals Sculpture $100 10 Oz Silver + Full OGP

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller talismancoins (8,646) 100%, Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152375743007 In Stock and Ready for Immediate Shipment!SOLD OUT at the Royal Canadian Mint! How cool is this?! The Royal Canadian Mint brings us innovation at its finest - a ten troy ounce pure silver multi-dimensional coin! The poured silver statuette of a majestic grizzly bear by wildlife artist Karl Lansing, plated in 24-karat gold, rises out of the proof coin! You've never seen anything quite like this before - get yours before they're gone for good! The mighty grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) has been an important feature of North American culture and mythology for millennia before the first Europeans ever set foot on our continent. Even today, it is one of the foremost species that we often put on a pedestal - a sacred totem to the Native Americans, and a powerful symbol of the unspoiled Canadian wilderness. This pure silver coin serves as a proud showcase of the noble grizzly bear, through a sculptor-designed statuette that conveys the essence of the grizzly's legendary strength and power. Original Work of Art by Renowned Big Game Sculptor Karl Lansing Designed by Canadian big game wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing, your coin represents a sculptural celebration of a Canadian icon. Carefully shaped to exactly replicate a large adult grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), a silver gold-plated statuette emerges from the coin's flat surface for a true multi-dimensional look and feel. The grizzly bear's distinctive hump and concave facial profile are prominent, along with its rounded ears. As the bear pauses mid-step to look to the right, one yearns to touch the statuette's ridged surface, which beautifully mimics the bear's shaggy fur. Despite its unusual shape, each coin is safely protected inside a dome-like capsule that protects it. The coin-cum-statue rests on a wooden plinth or base, lined with black velvet, that conceals a hidden compartment for the certificate. The entire base and dome assembly is protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Five different wildlife statuette coins in the Sculptures of Majestic Canadian Animals program are planned: 1) Grizzly Bear 2) Cougar (Mountain Lion) 3) Bighorn Sheep 4) Elk (Wapiti) 5) Wolf An Array of Impressive Features! AN OUTSTANDING ROYAL CANADIAN MINT FIRST! Your coin's large diameter (65 mm) provides the perfect pedestal for the gold-plated silver bear-shaped embellishment emerging from the coin! FIRST IN A NEW FIVE-COIN SERIES! Grizzly Bear is the first coin in the new series Sculpture of Majestic Canadian Animals, which depicts animals in a uniquely multi-dimensional approach. Future coins in the series include: cougar, elk, bighorn sheep, and wolf. INNOVATIVE ARTISTRY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP! A testament to the Royal Canadian Mint's spirit of innovative artistry and craftsmanship, the silver statuette is uniquely shaped to recreate the grizzly's most distinctive features. SAFELY PROTECTED! Despite its unusual shape, each coin is safely protected inside a dome-like capsule that protects it from the elements. LIMITED MINTAGE! Limited mintage worldwide of just 1,200 coins. PURE SILVER - AND LOTS OF IT! Your statuette coin is crafted from ten troy ounces of 99.9% pure silver with 24-karat gold plating. HIGH FACE VALUE! One hundred dollars Canadian legal tender. The Fearsome Grizzly Bear It's a true thrill to wildlife lovers when they catch a glimpse of the mythic grizzly in the wild! The fearsome grizzly bear is probably the most dangerous land mammal in North America. These massive and powerful animals can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and stand up to 8 feet tall on their hind legs, yet are capable of running at speeds up to 35 miles per hour! Perhaps best known as salmon hunters during the spawning season, grizzlies are opportunistic omnivores, eating almost anything in season, from fruits, nuts, honey and berries, to insects, grubs and small mammals, to much larger prey. As such they can be very dangerous to humans, especially when startled or when defending their young. One bite from a grizzly bear can crush a person's skull, so powerful are its jaws. Although they were held in high esteem for eons by Native Americans because of their spirits, grizzlies have been eradicated throughout most their range in North America, partly by hunters for trophies, and partly because of simple fear. Technology Note - Gold Plating The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty. Technology Note - Purity The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This ten troy ounce fine silver coin is 99.99% pure! Obverse Designed by Canadian big game wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing, your coin represents a sculptural celebration of a Canadian icon. Carefully shaped to exactly replicate a large adult grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), a silver gold-plated statuette emerges from the coin's flat surface for a true multi-dimensional look and feel. The grizzly's distinctive hump and concave facial profile are prominent, along with its rounded ears. As the bear pauses mid-step to look to the right, one yearns to touch the statuette's ridged surface, which beautifully mimics the bear's shaggy fur. The date of issue and the denomination also appear. Reverse Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears. Packaging Despite its unusual shape, each coin is safely protected inside a dome-like capsule that protects it. The coin-cum-statue rests on a wooden plinth or base, lined with black velvet, that conceals a hidden compartment for the certificate. The entire base and dome assembly is protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Specifications Country Canada Year of Issue 2017 Face Value 100 Dollars Weight 315.71 g Diameter 65 mm Mintage Limit 1,200 Finish Antique with 24-Karat Gold Plating Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver Edge Serrated (milled, reeded) Artist Karl Lansing Certificate Individually Numbered Copyright © 2019 Talisman World Coins and Medals. All Rights Reserved. Condition: New and mint-fresh, exactly as issued, with original certificate and full and complete packaging! Other sellers do not offer any returnn policy; please note that we do!, Composition: Silver, Year: 2017, Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada, Certification: In full original mint packaging OGP + CoA, Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated, Denomination: $100, Strike Type: Proof

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