The majesty and power of this amazing Canadian Arctic species is captured in stunning detail in the Royal Canadian Mint’s world-renowned 99.999% pure gold.
This coin is certified to be 99.999% pure gold, the purest gold in the world. The reverse image features a full-body portrait of a large and powerful polar bear in its natural Arctic environment. The bear looks to the right side of the coin, its body pointed to the left in a graceful curve. Its massive musculature, huge front and rear paws and vast furred body are presented in dimensional detail, each claw, hair, and shadow evident. The large sloping head, small ears and black-nosed muzzle illustrate the renowned physiognomy of this iconic Arctic dweller. The bear crouches atop a small rise in an ice field. The vast frozen landscape that the polar bear calls home is evident all around it, from the rugged white terrain upon which this specimen pauses to the vast rocky mountain range in the far distance behind it and the ominously clouded sky that rises darkly above the scene. The stark shadow cast by the bear on the ice below speaks to the harsh contrasts of this northern realm.