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2018 Canadian $50 Soapstone Sculpture: Polar Bear - 5 oz Fine Silver Coin

Item: #2018SOAPSTONEPOLARBEAR50D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #160478




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2018 Canadian $50 Soapstone Sculpture: Polar Bear - 5 oz Fine Silver Coin

Face Value: $50
Mintage: 1,300
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65.25
Finish: Proof

In a landscape carved by ice and wind, the polar bear remains the unchallenged titan of the North. To those who have long inhabited the region, nanuq represents more than survival—it is a powerful cultural figure steeped in tradition. Legends and art speak of the polar bear's might and wisdom as a link between spiritual and natural worlds, while its unmistakable profile lends itself beautifully to sculptured works of art that capture the true essence of life on and around the Arctic ice.

A gorgeous coin you will admire again and again! Order today!

Special features:
Introducing an unforgettable coin that pairs a traditional soapstone sculpture with contemporary coin-making techniques!
HAND-CARVED BY CANADIAN ARTIST DAVE ZACHARY! Rising up on the coin, each polar bear sculpture is carefully hand-carved from Canadian soapstone by Canadian artist Dave Zachary and his team of sculptors, making each coin unique as each polar bear is not quite identical.
TRANSLUCENT COLOUR ENAMEL! Engraving recreates the rough edges of the ice on your coin, while translucent colour enamel adds a deep blue hue to the Arctic waters.
WIDE COIN DIAMETER! With a 65.25 mm diameter, the coin's surface provides a large base for the soapstone sculpture, while proof-quality 99.99% pure silver mimics the light-reflective nature of the Arctic landscape!
SAFELY PROTECTED! A dome-like capsule keeps your coin safely protected from the elements.
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
5 OZ. 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!
LIMITED MINTAGE: Only 1,300 coins will be made worldwide!

The natural beauty of Northern Canada shines bright on your coin, thanks to a harmonious mix of finishing techniques and a polar bear soapstone sculpture that makes each coin unique. As it does for Arctic marine life, ice floe provides the foundation for this design: engraving provides a life-like textural effect, while a special frosting gives the snow-covered ice a more matte-like appearance. The surrounding water is a sparkling shade of blue, thanks to the application of translucent enamel over the proof finish. But the focal point is undeniably the sculptured piece that rises up from the ice floe: each polar bear sculpture has been hand-carved from Canadian soapstone by Canadian artist Dave Zachary and his team of sculptors. With its gaze fixed on what lies ahead, the polar bear cuts a formidable figure in this Arctic landscape, where it is regarded as an icon of strength and endurance.

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


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