2016 – $350 Pure Gold Coin Bold Black Bear

$ 2,799.95

At home in the forests and woodlands of Canada, the brawny black bear (Ursus americanus) is revered in Canada’s aboriginal folklore as a symbol of strength, introspection and knowledge. With this gold coin, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the boldly inquisitive black bear as an icon of Canada’s wilderness, and as an important part of our heritage.

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At home in the forests and woodlands of Canada, the brawny black bear (Ursus americanus) is revered in Canada’s aboriginal folklore as a symbol of strength, introspection and knowledge. With this gold coin, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the boldly inquisitive black bear as an icon of Canada’s wilderness, and as an important part of our heritage.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Breathtaking artistry! Meticulously engraved details transform the design into a stunning wildlife portrait of a solitary black bear in the Canadian wilderness.

  • Realistic depiction through an astounding attention to detail, which takes a textured approach to recreating some of the black bear’s characteristic features.
  • Multiple finishes add a dimensional feel to the artwork and help transform this coin into an exquisite collectible piece of art.

  • The purest gold coin available in the world! Crafted in 99.999% pure gold to proof perfection, with a low mintage set to just 350 coins.
     A striking addition to the Mint’s timeless series of gold coins featuring iconic Canadian animals.

  • A valuable must-have for those who collect gold, wildlife-, nature- or Canadiana-themed coins.

DESIGN:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc features a highly detailed profile of a bold black bear in its natural environment, as it moves across an open area in one of Canada’s many forests. Against the towering trees in the background, the thickset bear pauses briefly as its keen sense of smell has detected a possible food source. By turning its head to the right, this inquisitive bear offers us a glimpse of its straight facial profile and features. Its stance is also ideal to convey its size, build and distinctive physical characteristics; from the clawed forepaws to the texture of the bear’s fur, all are beautifully recreated through extraordinary, intricate engraving. The entire design is enhanced by multiple finishes that add a sense of dimensional layers to the art, which resonates with respect and admiration for this iconic species while showcasing the exceptional level of craftsmanship for which the Royal Canadian Mint is renowned.

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