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Canada 2016 Eyes of Canadian Wildlife #3 - Spirit Bear - Kermode Black Bear $250 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Ultra High Relief Medallic Proof Kilo with Amber and Black Color Enamel GX - MINTAGE 500

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Stare into the reflective eyes of the Spirit Bear, the powerful predator of British Columbia, on this stunningly dramatic, TRULY HUGE pure silver kilogram, featuring amber enamel eyes on the Kermode Bear! TRULY RARE, too - MINTAGE ONLY 500!

Will sell out at the Mint - get yours now at our below-issue price!

Investment Opportunity!What a tremendous, striking design! That's just the start of what we can say about this huge silver beauty! The most striking feature of many animals is their eyes, and the Brown Bear is no exception! The brown bear is one of Canada’s most powerful, and dangerous predators. Hold the haunting gaze of the legendary spirit bear in the palm of your hand and be transfixed! Design, engraving and translucent enamel intersect to stunning effect in this rendering by Canadian artist Glen Loates of a Kermode bear. Each strand of the bear’s unique pale fur is engraved in the finest detail, while the elegant animal’s intense stare is enhanced by amber-toned enamel.

This is the third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s annual series featuring enamel-enhanced portraits of beloved Canadian wildlife species. All previous issues have sold out, so secure your Spirit Bear 1 Kilo Silver Proof today!

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Kermode BearThis meticulously detailed design by Canadian wildlife artist Glen Loates depicts a stunning portrait of the white-furred black bear known as the Kermode bear or spirit bear of British Columbia’s Central Coast and North Coast. The bear’s face dominates the entire field, its intense eyes taking center stage as it seems to stare directly at the viewer. The bear’s dark nose and mouth, dense fur, and stunning brown eyes are given dimensional detail using advanced engraving and shading techniques. The eyes make an even greater impact with the application of amber-toned enamel irises and black pupils.

The Spirit Bear One Kilogram Silver Proof is the third in a three-coin series celebrating the striking eyes of Canadian wildlife. Big bears on coins are always popular. With a mintage limit of just 500, it's not surprising that this precious metal work of art will sell out at the Mint!

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The Kermode or Spirit Bear
The Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei), also known as the "spirit bear", is a subspecies of the American black bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. It is the official provincial mammal of British Columbia. It is noted for about 1⁄10 of their population having white or cream-colored coats. This color is due to a double recessive gene unique in the subspecies. They are not albinos, and no more related to polar bears or the "blonde" brown bears of Alaska's "ABC Islands" than other members of their species. Sometimes, a black mother can give birth to a white cub.

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Investment Note
 Considering this Proof Silver Kilo as an investment? It's kind of hard to go wrong:

    • Ultra-low mintage - only 500 - among the lowest ever for a Royal Canadian
    Mint silver kilogram coin!
    • All bear coin collectors, all wildlife and all kilo collectors need this coin!
    • Tremendous size - 1000 grams (1 kilogram)!
    • Tremendous design, highlighted by vibrant, colorful enamel!
    • The meticulous detailing and incredible design one expects from the artistic
    engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint!
    • Struck in ultra high, medallic relief, with tremendous depth of field for a dramatic
    and powerful portrait!

From a numismatic point of view - this bright-eyed Kermode bear will be the centerpiece of your collection!

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Purity Note
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 one kilogram silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Canada 2016 Spirit Bear $250 Silver Kilogram in boxThis meticulously detailed design by Canadian wildlife artist Glen Loates depicts a stunning portrait of the white-furred black bear known as the Kermode bear or spirit bear of British Columbia’s Central Coast and North Coast, struck in ultra high, medallic relief, with vibrant turquoise enamel eyes There are no legends other than the country name CANADA on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the dramatic design.

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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"), the date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated and presented inside a solid maple wood casket or coffer, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 250 Dollars
Weight 1000.00 g
Diameter 101.60 mm (4 inches)
Mintage Limit      500
   
Finish Proof with Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
   
Artist Glen Loates
Certificate Individually Numbered

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