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Pure Silver Coin - Real Shapes: The Polar Bear - Mintage: 1,200 (2020)

Pure Silver Coin - Real Shapes: The Polar Bear - Mintage: 1,200 (2020)

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Mintage: 1,200
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An exciting new take on circulation coin designs! Order today!

It's the toonie like you've never seen it before! Launched in 1996 to replace our 2-dollar bank note, Canada's 2-dollar coin is called the "toonie" because…well, because we call the 1-dollar coin the "loonie" (after the common loon on its reverse).

Crafted in more than 3 ounces of pure silver, your coin is a fun take on a Canadian icon! Order today!

Special features:
  • A FIRST! This uniquely shaped coin is the second of the Royal Canadian Mint's 6-coin series of intricately shaped pure silver coins featuring iconic coin designs transcending their circular boundaries.
  • SELECTIVE 24KT GOLD PLATING! Your coin is accented with 24kt gold plating!
  • FUN PACKAGING! Your coin comes packaged in a fun display case that highlights the uniqueness and beauty of your coin. And the special shaped capsule showcases your coin's silhouette.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 1,200 coins worldwide.


This coin has been specifically designed for consistent weight while also ensuring that the subject remains unaltered from the original in detail and proportions. From Brent Townsend's 1996 2-dollar circulation coin reverse, a stylized adult polar bear stands on an ice floe, gazing out over the early summer Arctic landscape. The image is portrayed within its own silhouette. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Shortly after the 2-dollar coin's launch, the polar bear on its reverse was dubbed "Churchill"—to the delight of residents of Churchill, Manitoba, where polar bears are a common sight.
  • When the Royal Canadian Mint announced that it would be producing a 2-dollar coin in 1996, the public sent in approximately 19,000 unsolicited suggestions for a reverse design!


Your coin comes packaged in a fun display case that highlights the uniqueness and beauty of your coin. And the special shaped capsule showcases your coin's silhouette.

Order today!

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  • No.172343
  • Mintage1,200
  • Composition99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 100
  • Diameter (mm) 64.6 x 51.9
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value50 dollars
  • ArtistBrent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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