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Canada 2004 Grizzly Bear Wildlife Coin & Stamps Set with $8 Pure Silver Proof

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This endangered wildlife set, jam-packed with a coin, stamps and more, offers an incredible value!

Sold out at the Mint!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. This handsome set, complete with mint block of stamps and pure silver proof coin, represents an excellent opportunity to show your appreciation for this fearsome mammal!

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Grizzly BearAn Elaborate Wildlife Set!
Each wildlife coin & stamps set is chock-full of goodies and includes:

 • A large, pure silver, proof-finish coin (available only in this set, and encapsulated for preservation), featuring a beautiful rendition of an adult grizzly bear.
• Two high-value, full-color stamps, issued on a single block. One has a unique first day of issue cancellation, and naturally both are unused.
• A full-color booklet with pictures and stories about the animals as well as additional information.
• An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity with full specifications for the coin and stamps.
• An impressive, solid oak presentation case embossed with the Canadian maple leaf and lined with elegant black velvet.
• A full-color outer sleeve to enhance and protect the set.

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The "Great Grizzled Bear"
One story explaining how grizzly bears got their name recounts the "grizzled" nature of their fur, especially on their back. These majestic animals' coloring varies widely from blondish brown to deep browns or blacks. The grizzly differs from other bears in their longer claws and large hump over the shoulders. The grizzly is generally a solitary beast, ranging from Alaska, through much of Western Canada, and into Wyoming, Washington, and Idaho. Its original range was much larger, covering most of the Great Plains and the Southwestern states.

Hidden Security Feature!
One security feature found on the two $8 stamps is a numeral "8", hidden on the textured fur on the inside of the grizzly bear's right rear leg, a direct result of the very high face value of these stamps! The engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint have ingeniously replicated this hidden numeral in the same location on the image of the grizzly on the coin. You'll have to look hard to make it out, but it's there!

Technology 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 silver coin is 99.99% pure!
Grizzly in box
Obverse
A great grizzly prowls its territory, menacing and yet beautiful. The two stamps feature a full-color image of this same scene, as well as high tech security features. The date and denomination are also indicated.


Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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.

Packaging

The coin and stamps are handsomely presented in a deluxe solid-oak case lined with black velvet and embossed on the front with a laser-engraved maple leaf and script legend CANADA. A full-color booklet about the animals and an individually-numbered certificate of authenticity with full specifications are also included.
 
Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2004
   
Face Value (Set) 24 Dollars ($8 Coin + 2 x $8 Stamps)
Weight 28.00 grams
Diameter 40.00 mm
Mintage Limit 25,888
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Alain Leduc
Certificate Individually Numbered

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