The 2015 Canada 1.5 oz Silver $8 Polar Bear and Cub is the 3rd release in the 1.5-oz Wildlife Series from the Royal Canadian Mint. The reverse of the coin depicts a majestic polar bear and cub crossing the Canadian tundra. The obverse features a right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value. One of the most unique and important features of this coin are the security enhancements pioneered by the Royal Canadian mint such as the reeded edging on the coins, as well as anti-counterfeit radial lines on both the obverse and reverse of the asset.
The Silver Polar Bear and Cub is a sovereign coin fully backed by the Canadian government. Its was only minted one year, 2015, thus quantities are very limited. The limited mintage coupled with backing of the Canadian government makes this coin very attractive for long-term investors looking to diversify away from US currency, particularly inside of retirement accounts.