Bring home one of the first Majestic Polar Bear coins struck in 2023. Now in its second year, Premium Bullion in Special Packaging makes it easy to collect some of the world's purest precious metals.
The 2023 all-gold edition is a touching Arctic wildlife portrait crafted in 24-karat (99.99% pure) gold and produced with a minimum guaranteed weight of 1/10 ounces. Each First Strikes coin has the added distinction of having been struck on the first day of production.
Designed for collectors and precious metal buyers alike, each Premium Bullion coin comes in a card holder that provides an unobstructed view of the coin's many captivating features, including its sunburst finish and "mother-and-child" paw print privy mark. Start your collection with this precious treasure. The Majestic Polar Bear and Cubs Premium Bullion coin offers value that endures.
Special features Specially handled during the manufacturing process. It's never been easier to own or collect precious metals. Produced with a guaranteed weight, each uncirculated Premium Bullion coin was specially handled during the manufacturing process and comes in Royal Canadian Mint-authorized packaging. The world's purest precious metals in an easy-to-collect, easy-to-give format.
Each First Strikes coin is packaged in a custom First Strikes-branded card holder with removable capsule and a clear re-sealable envelope. Signed by the Mint's Chief Assayer, the assay certificate printed on the back of the card certifies the coin's authenticity and gold purity. Your pure gold Premium Bullion coin is crafted in 24-karat (99.99% pure) gold with a minimum guaranteed weight 1/10 oz. And a very low mintage of just 1,000 coins worldwide.
Available in gold and silver. A precious keepsake or addition to your collection, 2023's The Majestic Polar Bear and Cubs is also available in 99.99% pure silver. Packaging Your First Strikes Premium Bullion coin comes encapsulated in custom card packaging, complete with removable capsule and a clear re-sealable envelope for added protection. The First Strikes-branded card sets your pure gold Majestic Polar Bear and Cubs coin apart and indicates it is a first strike. "Aww"-inspiring privy mark The "paw print" privy mark is unique to this line of Premium Bullion coins, and for 2023, each coin is marked by side-by-side mother and cub paw prints-a cute nod to the family theme.Sunburst finish Vivid radial lines fill the field to create a dramatic sunburst finish that adds movement, energy and excitement to the engraved art. The polar bear is the largest land carnivore, yet it is surprisingly tiny (and helpless) at birth! Blind, toothless, and covered in a very fine fur that makes them look hairless, newborn cubs only measure about 30 centimetres long and weigh less than a kilogram. Cubs grow rapidly during the first months, and they usually stay by their mother's side for two to three years. Based on a design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, each coin's reverse features a portrait of a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) mother with two cubs in an Arctic setting. One cub has caught the mother's attention by standing and leaning against her, while a second cub remains close by. Marked by a "mother and cub" paw print privy mark, the tender scene is set against vivid radial lines that create a dramatic sunburst finish. The reverse includes the coin's purity and weight, the word "CANADA", and the year "2023". The obverse features a sunburst finish behind the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign. ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government.
The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.