#### A growling grizzly bear in Ultra High Relief-a commanding example of a portrait of strength from Canada's wilderness. Few North American species are as revered as the enigmatic grizzly bear. A long-time symbol of strength and of our wild spaces, Ursus arctos horribilis has the reputation of being a skilled hunter, a resourceful scavenger and a fiercely protective mother. Grizzly bears prefer to remain out of sight in Canada's western forests and Arctic tundra, but when it does come into view, this strong and intelligent creature instantly commands all our attention and respect-especially when its likeness is captured in Ultra High Relief (UHR) and in 99.99% pure silver, as seen on this coin. Marvel at this fine silver UHR portrait of strength in the wilds of Canada.#### COIN HIGHLIGHTS Stunning Ultra High Relief (UHR). The Ultra High Relief height of 1.4 mm brings outstanding height and depth to this meticulously engraved portrait of the grizzly bear, which stands out against the forest backdrop. View a great hunter in its Canadian habitat. Powerful and solitary, the grizzly bear has long typified the Canadian wilderness; on this coin's reverse, it serves as a commanding example of strength. Your coin is 99.99% pure silver and features a luminous proof finish. Mintage is limited to 6,000 coins worldwide. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
#### PACKAGING Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. #### AMORE EXPANSIVE UHR VIEW THAN EVER BEFORE Your coin presents a full-body view with multi-level relief heights using our most innovative UHR minting relief technique to date. #### MULTIPLE FROSTINGS FOR DYNAMIC LIGHT PLAY The artistry doesn't end at the engraving: multiple frostings alter the way the light reflects off the different design elements, creating a more realistic rendering of both the grizzly bear and its surroundings.#### AN EMIILY DAMSTRA ORIGINAL Your coin's reverse was designed by Emily Damstra, the award-winning artist who has created many coin designs for the Royal Canadian Mint and the United States Mint, including the American Silver Eagle Type 2 coin. A grizzly bear's keen sense of smell helps it identify a food source, and it is able to sprint quickly over short distances.
If you see a grizzly bear in the wild, it's best to give it plenty of space - in doing so, you'll be helping to preserve this wilderness icon that is an important part of Canada's natural heritage. Designed by artist Emily Damstra, your coin's reverse invites you to step into the boreal forest of Western Canada, where the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) reigns supreme.
The low perspective, combined with Ultra High Relief (UHR), emphasizes the grizzly bear's imposing size and appearance. Standing on a rock outcrop or cliff and surrounded by towering conifers, the elusive grizzly has perceived a threat as it looks down from its perch, the bear has raised its paw as if to strike and has a fierce expression on its face.
The obverse features a maple leaf pattern behind 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.
#### ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world.
Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.