From colourful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, the breathtaking photographs of Canadian Geographic reflect the rich diversity of the Canadian experience. The seventh coin in the Celebrating Canada’s 150th series highlights the abundance and diversity of wildlife in British Columbia’s many breathtaking landscapes, including one species that is synonymous with the province’s forests and salmon-rich streams: the grizzly bear.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 15.87
Diameter (mm): 34
Face Value: $10
Finish: Matte proof
Artist: “Jenny” Janet Stevens
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- SEVENTH in an exciting 13-coin series that celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary through each province or territory’s iconic flora, fauna, landscape or landmark!
- This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi-monthly publication.
- A new coin each month! Struck and printed in vibrant colour, each coin is presented in the order of each of Canada’s province or territory’s entry into Confederation.
- Collect each coin individually or subscribe today to guarantee a complete set! Each subscription includes a FREE one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic, plus a bonus premium wooden box...and you are guaranteed a lower price of $44.95 for each coin.
- An affordable way to introduce others to the joy of coin collecting while fostering a widespread appreciation for the incomparable beauty of Canada’s landscapes!
Based on a photograph captured by Canadian photographer “Jenny” Janet Stevens, the reverse features vibrant colour over the detailed engraved image of a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos). The setting is on the northwest coast of British Columbia, where the Khutzeymateen Park (a.k.a. Khutzeymateen/K'tzim-a-deen Grizzly Sanctuary) is home to one of the province’s largest known coastal population of grizzlies. Resting on the green sedge grass bank, this particular grizzly bear is easily spotted thanks to its reddish-brown fur; its eyes are shut as it rests its heavy head on its left forepaw, while its right paw is loosely extended towards its muzzle. The long claws that make the grizzly’s prints so distinctive are in full view in this close-up, which affords a rare view of an iconic species that is emblematic of British Columbia’s wilderness and natural beauty. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.