Hold the haunting gaze of the legendary spirit bear in the palm of your hand and be transfixed! This is the third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s sold-out annual series featuring enamel-enhanced portraits of beloved Canadian animal species.
The reverse image, designed by Canadian artist Glen Loates, features a detailed portrait of the white-furred black bear known as the Kermode bear or spirit bear of British Columbia’s Central Coast and North Coast. The bear’s face dominates the entire reverse field of the coin, its intense
eyes taking centre stage as it seems to stare directly at the viewer. The bear’s dark nose and mouth, dense fur, and stunning brown eyes are given dimensional detail using various engraving and shading techniques. The eyes make an even greater impact with the application of amber-toned enamel irises and black pupils.
An exceptionally low mintage of only 500 coins means that this rare collectible is sure to sell out, just like the first two coins in the series.
Bullion Weight: 32.148 Troy Ounces
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: White-furred black bear known as the Kermode bear or spirit bear of British Columbia
Artist: Glen Loates
Quantity Produced: 500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II