This third release in The Perth Mint's Wildlife in Need five-coin series features the polar bear and has been graded a near-perfect PF-69 UCAM by NGC!
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes encapsulated from NGC.
- Mintage only 5,000 coins.
- Obverse: The Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown. Reverse: Features two adult polar bears and a cub, in color, against an Arctic landscape, designed by Karen Hull. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands, and the inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – POLAR BEAR.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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The Polar Bear is easily recognized 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.