2024 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Wildlife Reflections: Grizzly Bear

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Description

Theme

First coin in a new series! The Wildlife Reflections series celebrates Canada’s natural beauty through colourful, texturally enhanced depictions of Canadian fauna, beginning with the grizzly bear (Coin #1).

Few mammals are as closely associated with the forested regions of western and northern Canada as the grizzly bear, a true icon of these wild spaces. Ursus arctos is Canada’s largest land-based carnivore, and while its strength is indisputable, this coin’s reverse inspires awe by showcasing a quiet moment at sunrise – and by presenting the mighty grizzly and its salmon prey as a reflection of the ecosystems they inhabit.

Design

Designed by wildlife artist Claude Thivierge, your coin’s reverse features a colourful sunrise that sets the tone for a peaceful river scene, with engraved mountains and forests providing a captivating backdrop. Selective colour extends to both the grizzly bear and its salmon prey, and to their reflection in the water below, while a multi-texture effect mimics the look of fur and creates a shimmering effect on the surface of the water. The obverse features 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.

Special features

  • Coin #1 of 3. The three-coin Wildlife Reflections series celebrates Canada’s natural beauty through serene scenes set in the Canadian wilderness. Each portrait captures the majesty of both the species and the space it inhabits.
  • Visually captivating. On the coin’s reverse, a selective application of colour produces a captivating scene that takes you into the wild. Those vibrant hues are the colours of nature, allowing you to experience the unspoiled beauty of the Canadian wilderness.
  • Texturally enhanced. Take a closer look at the grizzly bear and its reflection—a multi-texture visual effect mimics the look of the bear’s fur and adds a realistic shimmer to the surface of the water.
  • Limited mintage. Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin has a limited mintage of 7,500. A stunning addition to any nature-, wildlife- or Canadiana-themed collection!

Specifications

  • Mintage 7,500
  • Composition 99.99% pure silver
  • Weight 31.39 g
  • Diameter 38 mm
  • Edge Serrated
  • Face Value $20
  • Finish Proof

Packaging

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.