2010 $3 .925 Silver Square Coin with Gold-plating: Wildlife Conservation - Polar Bear
Master of the North
“I am the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. Scientists have
placed me in the marine mammal group because I live primarily
on the frozen sea ice and feed almost exclusively on the seals that
swim below it. While I may feed on a variety of seal species as well
as belugas or narwhals, ringed seals are by far my favorite.
Men have long admired my hunting skills; the ways I stalk my
prey, lie motionless by a breathing hole or imitate an ice floe are
similar to techniques they might use themselves. According to
legend, I am ultimately the one who decides whether the hunter’s
spear succeeds or fails; pursuing a polar bear requires an honest
tribute of honor and respect.
The sea ice is now changing. And so must I.”
The second coin in this exciting four-coin series sets
itself apart with its uncommon square shape – the
perfect setting to showcase the modern style used to
feature Canada’s wildlife, our legacy to protect.
Face Value: 3 dollars
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g): 11.8
Diameter (mm): 27 x 27
Artist: Jason Bouwman