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Canada 2017 Grizzly Bear Fishing for Salmon $20 Pure Silver Proof Masters Club Exclusive Special Edition with Translucent Blue Enamel L05

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Get this ultimate grizzly bear coin - a huge grizzly fishes for salmon in a raging river, highlighted in beautiful, translucent blue enamel on this one troy ounce, pure silver Master's Club exclusive proof, with a tiny mintage of just 4,000!

A mighty icon of North America's majestic wilderness, the grizzly (Ursus arcos) is the apex predator of its ecosystem; a master in its habitat; and an omnivorous contributor to nature’s delicate balancing act. Though berries and plants comprise a large portion of its diet, the hungry grizzly is most famously associated with the salmon that provides it with vital nutrients and a huge pre-winter caloric intake, as depicted on this fine pure coin. Showcasing the both artistic talent and the technological achievement of the Royal Canadian Mint using its luxurious translucent blue enamel, this rare, pure silver proof celebrates the beloved grizzly bear.

Investment Notes
    - This coin is expected to sell out that the Mint quickly!
    - Extremely low mintage limit of just 4,000!
    - Dramatic vignette of a grizzly fishing by a practicing wildlife artist, W. Allan Hancock!
    - Translucent blue enamel lends depth and color to the raging salmon river!

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A great North American Grizzly Bear, bellowing fearsomely!An Original Work of Art
The design by Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock combines meticulous engraving with enhanced finishing techniques to convey the spectacular beauty of nature, as seen in the rugged wilds of Western Canada. Stunning mountain peaks and the foothill forest provide a majestic setting for this wildlife portrait of a revered Canadian species: the grizzly bear.

This solitary symbol of strength is beautifully brought to life through each engraved detail, from the textured appearance of its fur to its soft facial expression. Slowly moving along the rocky shores, our grizzly patiently waits while staring down into the water. One of its powerful forepaws is raised, its claws ready to swipe a nutrient-rich meal from the river. The selective application of translucent blue enamel adds a bluish hue to the gently lapping waters, as though reflecting a cloudless sky overhead. The enamel’s glistening quality also infuses the design with light, while allowing a glimpse of what lies beneath the water: the migrating salmon, the objects of the grizzly’s utmost desire.

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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 - Enamel
The vibrant blue of the Arctic ocean and underwater portion of the iceberg features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented enamel technology. This proprietary technique applies deep, rich, semi-opaque colors to the coin, while the glaze over these hues enhances the effect of real enamel.

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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 one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
The design by Canadian wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock combines meticulous engraving with enhanced finishing techniques to convey the spectacular beauty of nature, as seen in the rugged wilds of Western Canada. Stunning mountain peaks and the foothill forest provide a majestic setting for this wildlife portrait of a revered Canadian species: the grizzly bear.

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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. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     4,000
   
Finish Proof with Colored Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist W. Allan Hancock
Certificate Individually Numbered


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