May 2012


May 2012

About the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly Silver Coin

By StoneX Bullion

Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly High Purity

The Wildlife series, issued by the Canadian Mint, numbers as one of its releases the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly which was issued in 2011, the same year in which was also minted the Silver Canadian Wildlife Wolf, which was actually the first coin to be released. In 2012 were issued other two coins which fit to this series Silver Canadian Wildlife Cougar and the Silver Canadian Wildlife Moose.

This series numbers until now four brilliant silver bullion coins however the Canadian government declared that the composition of the series will be made up of six coins. Since it is a series that stretches on a period of three years, we can draw the conclusion that the other two silver coins will be received by collectors and investors, so eagerly waiting, in 2013.

With the highest purity among silver bullion coins, the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly has a fineness of 99.99% or 9999/1000 which makes it a highly sought investment. This coin depicting a Grizzly engraved in silver has a weight of one troy ounce, 1oz, or 31.10 grams.

Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly Wild Design

There is no surprise in what concerns the obverse of the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly. It depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II who is facing right, an engraver realized by Susanna Blunt. This is not the wild side but the majestic one. The legend of this side reads ELIZABETH II, 5 DOLLARS denomination, and issuing year 2011.

The reverse of the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly featured the wild side of this Canadian bullion coin. It illustrates a roaring grizzly and in the background are depicted the Canadian Arctic mountains. At the top is inscribed CANADA and at the bottom FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR 9999.

Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly Scarce Mintage

The Canadian Wildlife series, to which the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly belongs, will make for a beautiful collection and this fact could be stated by any numismatist. It will be a collection composed of six silver bullion coins with the highest purity on the market. So any collector should make sure that he has already acquired the first four coins until the last two are issued.

The Canadian Mint by issuing its Wildlife series exceeded all expectations regarding the reactions of investors and collectors around the world. The two factors that contributed to such reactions are the beauty of the design and the highest bullion features on the market. This is what makes the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly a great asset in which to invest.

The downside of this series issued by the Royal Mint of Canada is that the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly was made available in only 1,000,000 coins. It is a number valid for all the four silver coins issued in 2011 and 2012. It is also a scarce mintage in what concerns the bullion market.

Nevertheless, this number has also a positive side for the investors that acquire the Silver Canadian Wildlife Grizzly at the right price and that is that its profitability will increase in the years to come.