All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - We do not sell'second-hand' coins from unreliable and potentially fraudulent/counterfeit sources. Composition - fine gold (99.99% pure).Weight (g) - 3.14. Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value - 5 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists - Glen Loates (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). This great bear has been honored by Canadas First Nations people for thousands of years, often revered with the same respect as a grandfather.
Powerful yet solitary, the grizzly is a commanding example of the unconquerable and often elusive nature of Canadas wilderness. The series focuses on iconic Canadian animals, starting with the grizzly bear.
Masterfully crafted by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, struck in premium proof finish to bring depth and texture to this stunning image of Canadian wildlife, and rendered in 99.99% pure gold with limited mintages, these coins are sure to be sought after by serious collectors. Own a piece of Canadas natural beauty, painstakingly captured in a 1/10th ounce of 99.99% pure gold. An excellent addition to any fine gold, nature-focused, or Canadiana collection. A beautiful gift or collectible for those who love wildlife, natural images, original artwork, and Canadian themes. The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates presents a full-body portrait of a grizzly bear.Viewed from the front, the massive grizzly raises its powerful right front claw, perhaps in a display of dominance or aggression. Its mouth open to reveal its large teeth, the grizzly displays its full bulk to stunning effect. The large head, muscular chest and front legs, enormous neck hump and gargantuan body lead back to a low rump and squat, powerful hind legs.
The grizzlys distinctive bushy silver-tipped fur is rendered in stunning detail, making the huge animal appear even larger. The grizzly stands atop a rocky outcropping.
In the background we see the jagged peaks of its western highland habitat. The reverse is engraved with the word CANADA, the date 2014, and the face value of 5 DOLLARS.
The outer frame of the image also features a miniature stylized grizzly head in profile. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a customized beauty box. Are also available for an additional charge. Check out my other items.Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered.
Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces.
However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint.
We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "Canada 2014 The Grizzly Bear 1/10 oz Pure Gold Coin #1 O Canada $5 Gold Series" is in sale since Saturday, February 8, 2014.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas.
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