Silver Polar Bear Coin

Silver Polar Bear Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has released its first and currently its only 1.5oz .9999 fine silver bullion coin the (Silver Polar Bear Coin) on behalf of Lear Capital. This is the first time the mint has released a 1.5oz silver bullion coin as the mint usually releases bullion coins like the silver maple leaf series in a 1 Troy oz weight. The reverse design of this new silver coin features a single polar bear roaming across the arctic ice sheet. Each of these coins do have a $8 face value, were as the 1oz silver maple leaf coin has a face value of $5. The design on the observe of this released bullion coin features the image of Queen Elizabeth II and was designed by Susanna Blunt. These silver bullion coins are selling at around 30 percent more than the precious metal or spot price of the silver in the coins at the time of writing, due to the popularity of the coin among investors.

Silver Polar Bear Coin

This polar bear coin can be bought from any good bullion dealer as they cannot be bought directly from the Canadian Mintitself. Mintage figures for the silver polar bear coin can vary as it is believed that as long as there is demand for the coin they will keep minting, any finalized figures released will be added to this site when available. These 1.5 oz Silver Polar Bears are not part of the recently released Canadian coin series, like the Canadian Wildlife Series released from 2011 till 2013, as these coins were all released as only 1oz silver bullion coins.

Silver Polar Bear


1.5 oz Silver Polar Bear

The 2012 silver minted in .9999 silver, and the design has a mintage limit unknown at this time.

Silver Coin Specifications

Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Weight: 46.65 grams
Diameter: 38 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .9999 Silver
Authorized Mintage: ?
Issued Date: 2012


The 1/4oz Gold Polar Bear Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has also released a 1/4oz Gold Polar Bear, these gold bullion coins have the same design as the silver bullion coins released. Again there are no mintage figures as yet for these quality 1/4oz gold coins.

Gold Polar Bear Coin

Gold Polar Bear

The 2013 1/4oz Gold Polar Bear, minted in .9999 gold bullion, The reverse of the coin depicts the majestic Canadian polar bear crossing shimmering sea ice.


Gold Coin Specifications

Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Weight: 1/4 oz
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .9999 Gold
Authorized Mintage: ?
Issued Date: 2013


Further Information

Both of these bullion coins have been minted and released by the Royal Canadian Mint(RMC) on behalf of Lear Capital. These unique coins have been very successful in the market for collectors and investor alike, like many other releases by the (RCM) the quality of the coins minted are of a very high specification. These bullion coins can not be bought directly from the mint but through authorised dealers, prices can vary quite a bit depending on how many coins are bought.

The newly released silver arctic fox bullion coin can be read about here.