2015 Polar Bear & Cub

Returning to a popular species in wildlife designs, the Royal Canadian Mint featured the polar bear for the second time in the collection of 1 1/2 oz silver coins. This time there is a mother polar bear keeping close tabs on her cub as the pair look for food on the winter tundras. These coins were the first in the series to feature the Royal Canadian Mint’s new laser-engraved radial lines around the outer rim on the reverse side. The obverse field of the coin also has the radial lines to boost anti-counterfeiting measures in Canadian coinage.

Coin Highlights

  • Issuer: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
  • Weight: 1.5 troy ounces
  • Purity: .9999 fine silver
  • Diameter: 38 millimeters (approx.)
  • Reverse Design: Depicts a mother polar bear with her cub on the winter tundra, surrounded by laser-engraved radial lines on the outer rim
  • Obverse Design: Features radial lines in the entire background to enhance anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Features:
    • Laser-engraved radial lines on both the reverse and obverse sides
  • Legal Tender: Canadian legal tender with a face value of 8 CAD
  • Edge: Serrated
  • Packaging: Coins are typically shipped in individual protective flips or tubes for larger quantities