Canada Issues Kilogram Gold and Silver coins featuring Image of Rare Spirit Bear

January 29, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued two one-kilo coins — one gold and one silver — which feature one of the Canada’s most elusive and admired species of bear, the Spirit Bear. The design for the coins is a beautiful and detailed front-facing depiction of the Spirit Bear’s face, with sparkling eyes enhanced with enamel.

Spirit Bears hold a prominent place in the oral traditions of the indigenous peoples of the area, and were named as the official provincial mammal of British Columbia in 2006. The bear’s technical name is Kermode and was named after Francis Kermode, the former… Full article at the source>

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