Using a large format two ounce fine silver palette, the artistic design uses multi-faceted elements to represent motion as the mother leads her two cubs through the wilds of western Canada. Mintage is limited to just 4,500 coins.
The qualities we admire in grizzly bears-their fierceness and strength-are also the source of the expression Mama Bear. Female grizzlies are known to be fiercely protective of their cubs, and will aggressively defend them at all costs. But in the absence of perceived threats, a sow reveals her softer side, nurturing her young through their first three years of life and imparting the life lessons needed to ensure their survival.That tenderness between a mother and her cubs, so often hidden from our view, is magnificently captured on this pure silver coin, where multifaceted engraving takes a more geometric and dimensional approach to the grizzly bear's distinctive form within the traditionally engraved scene. The obverse features a polygon pattern and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.