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2012 Canadian $20 Polar Bear 1/4 oz Silver Coin

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If you’re looking for a fun and unique Canadian coin to add to your collection, something from the Royal Canadian Mint’s Face Value Collector series might be in order. You can find these coins with a variety of designs and in several face values. One option is the 2012 Canadian $20 Polar Bear 1/4 oz Silver Coin.


  • Coin is protected by plastic flip or capsule for shipping!
  • One of the $20 for $20 Series coins minted in 2012!
  • Part of mintage of 250,000!
  • Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Coins has a face value of $20 (CAD) from the government of Canada.
  • Obverse includes effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse includes image of polar bear swimming.

The inscriptions on the obverse of this coin spell out ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA. The latter is a shortened version of a Latin phrase that translates to By the Grace of God, Queen, indicating a traditional belief in God’s authority in choosing monarchs. At the center of the inscriptions, within a secondary raised border circle, is an image of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s the effigy created by Susanna Blunt that has been used on all circulating Canadian coins since 2003. The image also appears on many commemorative noncirculating coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.

The reverse image of this coin is a detailed depiction of a polar bear swimming. The bear is swimming on the surface of the water, and the image is likely supposed to represent the bear in the ocean. Polar bears are apt swimmers and are classified as marine mammals because of how long they can remain swimming in the water between land or other surfaces. They’re also on the vulnerable animals list, which means they’re not officially considered endangered but they’re close. The inscriptions on the reverse of the 2012 Canadian $20 Polar Bear Silver Coin include CANADA, 2012, 20 DOLLARS and ARGENT PUR FINE SILVER 9999.

The coin comes in a protective plastic flip or a capsule. You can keep the coin in the flip for storage and display to maintain its condition.

The Royal Canadian Mint started minting Face Value Collector coins in 2011. It created coins with face values ranging from $20 to $200 and with a wide variety of fan-favorite images, including animals and cartoons. After minting more than 4 million coins in the series, the Royal Canadian Mint decided to stop the program early for economic reasons.

Order your 2012 Canadian $20 Polar Bear 1/4 oz Silver Coin at Provident Metals. You can reach us by calling 1-800-313-3315 or via email or chat if you have any questions.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Canadian Mint
Thickness 1.45 mm
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Unciculated
Denomination $20 CAD
Country Canada
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 250,000
Capsule Size 27 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .25 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Obverse) Susanna Blunt
Product Series Face Value Collector Coin Series
Packaging Dimensions 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.3
Provident ID 3885401