The polar bear is one of the most majestic creatures to walk the face of the planet and is found exclusively within the Arctic Circle on planet Earth. Few countries have as much Arctic territory as Canada, and as such these creatures are a common sight in the Arctic wilds of northern Canada.
The polar bear is one of the largest omnivorous bears in the world and it is roughly the size of the omnivorous Kodiak bear. The average male in the species can weigh as much as 1,534 lbs and has varying body characteristics compared to other similar species that have adapted for its life in the colder Arctic regions of the world.
Particularly, the polar bears' body has evolved to accommodate moving its large frame across the snow, ice, and open sea. Although born on land, most polar bears spend the majority of their time swimming in the open ocean between nearby landmasses or ice shelves. Polar bears mainly persist on seals attacked along the edges of ice shelves.
On the reverse of 2018 1/2 oz Canadian Polar Bear Silver Coins is the image of one of these massive creatures standing on the edge of an ice shelf. There is a rocky landmass in the distance across a body of open water. Among the polar bears’ adaptations for Arctic life are its large, furry feet with short, sharp, stocky claws that aid them in maneuvering through snow and ice.
The obverse of 2018 1/2 oz Canadian Polar Bear Silver Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation design for Canadian coinage and is available to you from Susanna Blunt. Both sides of the coin have the Royal Canadian Mints radial line background field as an enhanced security measure against counterfeiting.
These 2018 1/2 oz Canadian Polar Bear coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed inside of individual flips, while multiples are available in tubes of 20 or boxes of 240 coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.