This 2014 $20 pure silver coin is the first in a new “Majestic Animals” series, and sold out from the Royal Canadian Mint almost immediately when it was issued. Today, the coin is extremely difficult to find in the secondary market, and sells at a significant premium above the original issue price.
The coin beautifully captures the majesty and power of the Polar Bear. The full colour imagery created by renowned Canadian artist Glen Loates features a full body portrait of a large and powerful polar bear. The bear looks to the right, its huge front and rear paws and furred body are presented in detail. The bear is atop a small rise in an ice field. A vast rocky mountain range can be in the far distance behind the bear. It is engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2014" and the face value of "20 DOLLARS."
The coin is double struck with the Royal Canadian Mint’s highest quality proof finish, and weighs just over one full ounce of .9999 fine silver. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST / GST exempt.