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Canada 2017 Celebrating Canada's 150th #7 - Grizzly Bear - British Columbia - Canadian Geographic Magazine $10 Pure Silver Proof with Color

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Get the seventh in this popular, landmark program, Celebrating Canada's 150th, depicting a sleepy grizzly bear taking a relaxing nap in British Columbia, depicted in full color on this beautiful, affordable, pure silver proof coin!

O Canada! From colorful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, breathtaking images of Canada’s natural bounty reflect the incredible beauty and diversity of the Canadian experience. This popular, landmark 13-coin collaborative series marks the 150th anniversary of Canada with a cross-country journey that celebrates the distinct and timeless wonders of the land of the Great White North.

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A great North American Grizzly Bear, bellowing fearsomely!As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with this stunning series that showcases Canada's iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks! The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to partner with Canadian Geographic to bring you this historic, 13-coin series that celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of Canada's provinces and territories. Each coin is inspired by a photograph from the magazine, reproduced in exceptional detail by meticulous engraving and vibrant color on this pure silver proof.

The 13 coins symbolize Canada's 10 provinces and 3 territories. Each province and territory is represented by a stunning original photographic image in this beautiful series as the scenes take you across the entire country! Each coin is presented in the order of that province or territory’s entry into Confederation.

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A Stunning, Original Work of Art!
Based on a photograph captured by Canadian photographer “Jenny” Janet Stevens, the obverse features vibrant color over the detailed engraved image of a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos). The setting is on the northwest coast of British Columbia, where the Khutzeymateen Park (a.k.a. Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary) is home to one of the province’s largest known coastal population of grizzlies. Resting on a bank of green sedge grass, this particular grizzly bear is easily spotted thanks to its reddish-brown fur. Its eyes are shut as it rests its heavy head on its left forepaw, while its right paw is loosely extended towards its muzzle. The long claws that make the grizzly’s prints so distinctive are in full view in this close-up, which affords a rare view of an iconic species that is emblematic of British Columbia’s wilderness and natural beauty.

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The Fearsome Grizzly Bear
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.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Canada's 150th #7 - Grizzly Bear in BoxPurity 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 half troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Based on a photograph captured by Canadian photographer “Jenny” Janet Stevens, the obverse features a grizzly bear taking a nap. The dual dates 1867-2017 commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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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") and the denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.87 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit       25,000
Finish Matte Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Artist “Jenny” Janet Stevens
Certificate Individually Numbered

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