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Canada 2016 $20 Commemorative #25 - True North - Polar Bear and Sugar Maple Leaves on Arctic Coastline $25 Pure Silver Specimen Finish with Color

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Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary (1867-2017) with this beautiful Polar Bear coin, with three red Maple Leaves pointing to True North in the Arctic! Exciting and extremely affordable - a true bargain, struck in the purest silver in the world, with a mintage limit, a high face value, and full color - what's not to love?! 

We have managed to acquire a limited quantity of this extremely popular True North - Polar Bear and Sugar Maple Leaves on Arctic Coastline pure silver coin! The design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant depicts a large, adult polar bear striding across a stylized contour map of the Canadian Arctic coastline. The image centers on the polar bear, presented in full-body profile and viewed from its left side. The bear is captured in intricate detail in a photo-realistic style. Beneath its feet is a contour map of the Arctic coastline (a vast landmass composed of numerous islands and inlets) leads the viewer to a wide-open horizon. Three sugar maple leaves in bright Canadian red punctuate the bottom half of the image, all pointing to the North Pole - to True North!

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Canada $20 Silver Commemorative Program
The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. It is threatened by hunting, polution, habitat loss and global warming.Far and away the most popular series in recent memory, the highly collectible Canadian $20 Silver Commemorative Program offers coin collectors of all means the opportunity to acquire significant, striking designs, all minted in the purest silver on the planet! Previous issues have sold out at the Mint quickly - don't delay - get yours today! The coins in this program include:

    1)  2011 Maple Leaf $20 Silver
    2)  2011 Native American Canoeist $20 Silver
    3)  2012 Polar Bear Swimming $20 Silver
    4)  2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee $20 Silver
    5)  2012 Farewell to the Penny $20 Silver
    6)  2012 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer $20 Silver
    7)  2013 Year of the Snake $20 Silver
    8)  2013 Hockey Player $20 Silver
    9)  2013 Wolf $20 Silver
  10)  2013 Iceberg & Humpback Whales $20 Silver
  11)  2013 Santa Claus Holiday $20 Silver
  12)  2014 Canadian Goose $20 Silver
  13)  2014 Bobcat $20 Silver
  14)  2014 Summertime Fun $20 Silver
  15)  2014 Snowman Snowball Fight Holiday $20
  16)  2015 Maple Leaf Canadian Flag $25 Silver - with Color!
  17)  2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer $20 Silver
  18)  2015 Bugs Bunny $20 Silver
  19)  2015 Superman - DC Originals The Man of Steel $20 Silver
  20)  2015 Gingerbread Man Holiday $20 Silver
  21)  2016 Winter Fun - Polar Bear & Beaver Sledding Holiday $25 Silver - with Color!
  22)  2016 Tyrannosaurus Rex $20 Silver
  23)  2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $20 Silver
  24)  2016 Star Trek 50th Anniversary - USS Enterprise $20 Silver
  25)  2016 True North - Polar Bear & Maple Leaves $25 Silver - with Color!

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The Mint has imposed a limit of 5 per collector (go ahead, ask yourself why)! But we have no limit at the present.
• High face value.
• Limited mintage - only 1 in 150 Canadians can ever own one! (And what does that leave for the rest of the world?!?!)
• Significant precious metal content.
• Minted in the purest silver available in the world - only the Royal Canadian Mint strikes four 9s fine silver coins!
• Previous $20 Silver Commemorative releases sold out quickly!
• Handsome specimen finish - unique to the RCM!
• Simple yet evocative artistry, an original work of art designed and engraved by practicing artists Chris and Rosina Reid!
• Holiday design - Everybody loves Polar Bears & Beavers!
• Super affordable! This is far and away the least expensive pure silver holiday coin you can purchase - anywhere in the world!

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The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. It is threatened by hunting, polution, habitat loss and global warming.No-Exposure Proposal
Precious silver, a limited mintage, and a $25 denomination - here's a no-risk proposition if there ever was one! With economists becoming more and more anxious about the rising debt levels of Western nations, the timing couldn't be better. (Think about the incredibly huge federal budget deficit, all the states' financial problems, and the recent defaults in Europe.) The worry of fiat (paper) money ending up worthless also contributes to the ongoing rise in popularity of precious metals. Well, here's some relief - a precious metals coin with a high face value, too!

Consider just this one simple fact - we're selling this unique $20 Silver Commemorative coin at a price that's about its on-the-table, in-your-hand value - the $25 denomination plus the $4 spot value of the silver (at current (as of this writing) $16 per ounce silver) is essentially its price at the quantity break!

It Simply Adds Up
Do the math:

    High Face Value + Significant Precious Metal Content + Wildlife Theme + Mintage Limit = No-Risk Winner

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Technology Note
The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. It is threatened by hunting, polution, habitat loss and global warming. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one-quarter ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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The Specimen Finish
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both brilliant and mirrored surfaces, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting, matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen finish.

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Polar Bear $25 in full packageObverse
The design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant depicts a large, adult polar bear striding across a stylized contour map of the Canadian Arctic coastline. The legend FINE SILVER 9999 guarantees the purity. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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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”) also appears.

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Packaging
The coin comes encapsulated inside vinyl pouch, inside a full color folding cover. A certificate of authenticity is integrated.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2016
   
Face Value 25 Dollars
Weight 7.96 g
Diameter 27 mm
Mintage Limit 250,000
   
Finish Specimen with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Trevor Tennant
Certificate Included

The Largest Terrestrial Carnivore - Endangered
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the Arctic circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the world's largest land carnivore and also the largest bear (together with the omnivorous Kodiak bear, which is approximately the same size). An adult male weighs between 770 and 1,500 pounds (350–680 kg), while an adult female is about half that size. Although it is closely related to the brown bear, the polar bear has evolved to occupy a narrow ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice, and open water, and for hunting the seals which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea (hence their scientific name meaning "maritime bear") and can hunt consistently only from sea ice, so they spend much of the year on the frozen sea.

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The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. It is threatened by hunting, polution, habitat loss and global warming. As of 2008, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) reports that the global population of polar bears is only 20,000 to 25,000, and is declining. In 2006, the IUCN upgraded the polar bear from a species of least concern to a vulnerable species. It cited a "suspected population reduction of great than 30% within three generations (45 years)", due primarily to global warming. Other risks to the polar bear include pollution in the form of toxic contaminants, conflicts with shipping, stresses from recreational polar-bear watching, and oil and gas exploration and development. The IUCN also cited a "potential risk of over-harvest" through legal and illegal hunting.

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A little good news - on 15 May 2008, the United States listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and banned all importing of polar bear trophies. Importing products made from polar bears had been prohibited from 1972 to 1994 under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and restricted between 1994 and 2008. Under those restrictions, permits from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service were required to import sport-hunted polar bear trophies taken in hunting expeditions in Canada. The permit process required that the bear be taken from an area with quotas based on sound management principles. Since 1994, more than 800 sport-hunted polar bear trophies have been imported into the U.S.

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Unfortunately, Canada has not followed suite with a hunting ban. The territory of Nunavut accounts for 80% of Canadian kills. In 2005, the government of Nunavut increased the quota from 400 to 518 bears, despite protests from some scientific groups. In two areas where harvest levels have been increased based on increased sightings, science-based studies have indicated declining populations, and a third area is considered data-deficient. While most of that quota is hunted by the indigenous Inuit people, a growing share is sold to recreational hunters (0.8% in the 1970s, 7.1% in the 1980s, and 14.6% in the 1990s). The Government of the Northwest Territories maintain their own quota of 72–103 bears within the Inuvialuit communities of which some are set aside for sports hunters.

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