2014 $50 Polar Bear Silver Coins at Face Value

April 14, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The Royal Canadian Mint presents a new series of precious metal coins sold at their legal tender face values with the debut of the 2014 $50 Polar Bear Silver Coin.

Canadian 2014 $50 Polar Bear Silver Coin - Reverse

[Shown: Royal Canadian Mint image of its 2014 $50 Polar Bear Silver Coin]

Each is struck from 99.99% pure silver with a total weight of 15.87 grams. Mintage of the Polar Bear coin is limited to 100,000 with an eventual sell-out seemingly likely based on the popularity of two sister programs also offered by the Royal Canadian Mint.

The related exchange $20 for $20 program debuted in 2012 and has seen all but the most recent two silver coins sell out. Still available are the Canada Goose Silver Coin released in January and the Bobcat Silver Coin from March. The Canadian Goose coin is now at 90% of sales.

In 2013, the exchange $100 for $100 program debuted. All three silver coins from this series have sold-out.

Collectors have been drawn to the two program’s because of their changing and dynamic designs, their silver content and because each is sold at their legal tender face value. These popular concepts are now duplicated with the start of the $50 for $50 series.

Designs and Specifications of Polar Bear Silver Coins

Canadian artist Emily Damstra created the reverse design for the 2014 $50 Polar Bear Silver Coin. The image shows a single bear in its native landscape with inscriptions below reading: "CANADA," "50 DOLLARS" and "2014."

Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse of the silver coin. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II" and "D.G. REGINA."

Additional specifications of the release are:

  • Royal Canadian Mint Product Number: 129571
  • Mintage: 100,000
  • Composition: Fine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finish: Matte proof
  • Weight: 15.87 grams
  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Edge: Serrated
  • Certificate: Not serialized
  • Face value: 50 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: Emily Damstra
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt

This coin is placed in a protective pouch and attached to an illustrated display card. The folding card offers an image of a polar bear on the front. Inside, along with the coin, are its specifications and a certificate of authenticity.


Order 2014 $50 Polar Bear Silver Coins straight from the Royal Canadian Mint website at mint.ca. A household order limit of three is currently in place. The following affiliate link goes directly to the RCM’s $50 for $50 pageicon.


One Response to “2014 $50 Polar Bear Silver Coins at Face Value”
  1. nameer says:

    i have a coin picture of lady one side and other is pollar bear it is very small coin no country name is written and amount i want to know about this coin if u can help me to know

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