This $125, 85mm, 99.99% pure silver coin is a work of art in itself. Designed by Canadian wildlife artist Pierre Leduc, the coin features the striking scene of a fearsome grizzly bear about to catch its next meal. Within this beautiful, traditional engraving, Pierre Leduc’s mastery brings to life a notorious, primal predator in the act of seizing its prey. Maw spread wide and formidable teeth ravenously opened, the grizzly hunts for salmon amid splashing water.
The scene is tangible, realistic and dynamic, rendered with remarkable talent and accuracy. Its subject matter pays a gorgeous tribute to the Canadian nature and the astonishing beasts that dwell behind the veil of the woods. This coin captures a primal wilderness, beautifully framed within a 85mm radius circle. In addition to the design of the coin, the artist’s sketches offer a candid look on the story of the design process behind this coin.
The reverse design by Canadian wildlife artist Pierre Leduc features the dynamic scene of a grizzly bear catching a salmon. The massive bear dominates the striking scene, parting its voracious maw and grabbing a clawed paw at a salmon that jumps out of splashing water. It is executed in a traditional engraving style.