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Canada 2018 Salmon Run - Grizzly Bear Fishing for Salmon $25 Ultra High Relief 1-1/2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Rectangular Proof with Translucent Blue Enamel L10

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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 and one-half troy ounce, pure silver rectangular proof, with a tiny mintage of just 3,500!

In the mighty rivers of British Columbia and Yukon, the salmon run is a spectacular natural occurrence and an awe-inspiring testament to one’s ability to persevere against all odds. Swimming against the current and leaping over obstacles, the hard-fighting fish’s odyssey from sea to spawning grounds draws many spectators along the way, including the bears and eagles that depend on salmon for their survival. Your pure silver coin is perfectly shaped for a magnificent panorama featuring two emblematic species, the grizzly bear and the sockeye salmon, with predator and prey pictured together in a beautiful river setting. Your rectangular coin is also the first to combine two technologies: translucent blue enamel tints the water without obscuring the underwater view, while ultra high relief engraving heightens the hungry grizzly bear’s imposing stature.

Investment Notes
    - Extremely low mintage limit of just 3,500!
    - Dramatic vignette of a grizzly fishing by a practicing wildlife artist, Emily Damstra!
    - 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
Designed by Emily Damstra, your coin features a river setting in Western Canada, where the annual sockeye salmon run is underway. Translucent blue enamel adds a beautiful blue hue to the water while allowing an underwater view of the engraved sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and the gravel-lined riverbed. Engraved in ultra high relief to heighten its imposing stature, a grizzly bear (Ursos arctos) has waded into the shallow water to catch its meal. The split-shot nature of the design is a reminder of the salmon’s crucial role in this ecosystem, whether sustaining other wildlife or providing marine-derived nutrients that support plant life.

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 and one-half troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Please see description above.

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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 black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 25 Dollars
Weight 47.35 g
Diameter 49.8 mm x 28.6 mm
Mintage Limit     3,500
   
Finish Proof with Colored Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Emily Damstra
Certificate Individually Numbered



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