2015 Silver 1.5 oz Canada Polar Bear & Cub (Impaired)
With this 2015 Silver 1.5 oz Canada Polar Bear & Cub release, the Royal Canadian Mint issues the third coin in the series introduced in 2013. Following a similar theme of their earlier 1 oz Canadian Wildlife series, this current one has found welcome acceptance. The increased weight of 1.5 oz, produced a thicker coin (4.5 mm), while maintaining the same diameter as that of the 1 oz Maple Leaf, as well as the earlier Wildlife series. This has made this series extremely popular among both collectors and precious metals investors world-wide.
With this release, we return to the subject that opened the series, the Arctic Polar Bear. This 2015 Silver 1.5 oz Canada Polar Bear & Cub coin is a remarkable, and somewhat poignant revisitation. As considered in the 2013 release, this species is believed to be on the verge of extinction. The design of the first coin pictured a lone bear with the tundra stretching out into the horizon. In this 2015 release, we find a large mother bear standing over and behind her cub. We sense that she is providing both protection and encouragement to her small cub. The fineness of detail captured on both make for a very attractive and somewhat heartwarming scene.
- *This item consists of impaired coins*
- 2015 Silver 1.5 oz Canada Polar Bear & Cub.
- Contains 1.5 troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, with inscriptions “Elizabeth II” and 8 Dollar face value.
- Reverse: Displays a beautiful and remarkable design depicting a mother bear standing over and behind her young cub. Also included are the coin’s weight and purity in both English and French. Arched above the bear is proudly displayed “Canada.” and the release year.
- $8 (CAD) face value.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
This 2015 release is the third in this Canadian wildlife themed, 1.5 oz .9999 fine silver coin series. The increased weight and amazing designs have been very well received by both collectors and investors. The first release of 2013 featured the Arctic Polar Bear. A second coin was released in 2014, with a beautiful design of the Arctic Fox.
Advanced Security Feature
Introduced to the series with this 2015 release is the addition of an advanced anti-counterfeiting security feature! The obverse background displays precision engraved radial lines, which not only add distinction, but also security. They have been precisely machined to within microns on the master tooling to ensure reproducibility from die to die and coin to coin. The uniqueness of the line width and pitch gives a characteristic look, creating a light-diffracting pattern specific to this coin. The reverse also displays this feature in the narrow band encircling the rim. This new feature represents the true cutting-edge of coin security.