Tuesday, January 31, 2012

$20 Pure Silver Commemorative Coin - Polar Bear 2012 Canadian Mint

Own a fine silver (99.99% pure) coin for only $20 With a stunning design and orders limited to 3 per household, this coin is set to sell-out as rapidly as the previous 2 in the series. Buy now before they’re all gone.

Mintage: 20,000 only

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
Wow, if you buy nothing else from the Mint due to their heavy gouging, buy this coin, it's a beauty, not to mention .9999 silver, and can ONLY go up in value. Now if the mint could just fix the pricing on everything else!

This Coin is AMAZING value!! Way to go for once RCM! (the 3rd time actually :)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The Polar Bear is easily recognised by its distinctive shape, from its round posterior to its pointed black nose. Although the bear’s fur looks white, each hair shaft is actually pigment-free and transparent with a hollow core that scatters and reflects visible light, much like what happens with ice and snow.

This sea bear evolved about 200,000 years ago from its brown bear ancestors and is superbly adapted for survival in the Arctic. Five nations have Polar Bear populations including the United States (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Greenland, and Norway.

The main threat to the Polar Bear is the loss of habitat caused by ice loss as a result of climate change. As the Arctic continues to warm, two-thirds of the world's Polar Bears could disappear by mid-century. Other threats include pollution, poaching, industrial developments and unregulated hunting.

In May 2008, the United States Department of the Interior listed the Polar Bear as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act, while Canada and Russia list the Polar Bear as a Species of Concern.

99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Polar Bear Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts two adult Polar Bears and a cub, in colour, against an Arctic landscape. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands, and the inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – POLAR BEAR.

Issued as Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in a display case with illustrated

Technical specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00


Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon – ½ oz Silver Pearl Dragon Coin Set New Zealand Mint

About the Coin

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, with mythic counterparts among Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bhutanese, Western and Turkic dragons. In Chinese art, dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang and complements a yin fenghuang ("Chinese phoenix").

This pure .999 pure ½ ounce silver coloured coin is limited to 8,000 sets only.

Reverse Design

The coin depicts a colour printed Traditional Chinese Dragon holding a Dragon Pearl. The image is backed by an engraved Chinese symbol for "Dragon".

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue Islands, along with the year of issue (2012) and the denomination of $2.


Each set is presented in a unique gift packaging featuring a replica of a dragons egg.


Metal .999 pure Silver
Finish Proof
Diameter 33mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination NZ$2
Year of Issue 2012
Mintage 8000

2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon – ½ oz Silver Pearl Dragon Coin Set New Zealand Mint