The 2023 fine silver edition is a touching Arctic wildlife portrait crafted in 99.99% pure silver and produced with a minimum guaranteed weight of one ounce. Designed for collectors and precious metal buyers alike, each Premium Bullion coin comes in a card holder that provides an unobstructed view of the coin’s many captivating features, including its sunburst finish and “mother-and-child” paw print privy mark.
Based on a design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, each coin’s reverse features a portrait of a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) mother with two cubs in an Arctic setting. One cub has caught the mother’s attention by standing and leaning against her, while a second cub remains close by. Marked by a “mother and cub” paw print privy mark, the tender scene is set against vivid radial lines that create a dramatic sunburst finish. The reverse includes the coin’s purity and weight, the word “CANADA”, and the year “2023”. The obverse features a sunburst finish behind the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.
- Specially handled during the manufacturing process. Produced with a guaranteed weight, each uncirculated Premium Bullion coin was specially handled during the manufacturing process and comes in Royal Canadian Mint-authorized packaging.
- The world’s purest precious metals in an easy-to-collect, easy-to-give format. Each coin is encapsulated in card packaging and wrapped in a clear envelope.
- Easy purchase option. While bullion products are typically purchased from authorized dealers, Premium Bullion is only available in this stylish card format and can be purchased directly from the Royal Canadian Mint, Canada Post and dealers.
- A limited, collectable gift for precious metal buyers. Your pure silver Premium Bullion coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a minimum guaranteed weight (1 oz.) and a limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide.
- Available in gold and silver. A precious keepsake or addition to your collection, 2023’s The Majestic Polar Bear and Cubs is also available in 99.99% pure gold, as well as a First Strikes edition in silver (1 oz.) and gold (1/10 oz.).
- No GST/HST.
Your Premium Bullion coin comes encapsulated in custom card packaging, complete with removable capsule and a clear re-sealable envelope for added protection.