American Grizzly Bear

Tanzania 2020 1500 Francs American Grizzly Bear Silver Coin

The ‘American Grizzly Bear’ coin is the 5th and final issue in the ‘Rare Wildlife’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the Grizzly bear to life. The coin has an antique finish and is partly made in color, struck on a 2 oz .999 Silver 50mm blank in the highest quality. A limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 5th and final edition now to complete your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the appearance of the Grizzly bear with his powerful and dangerous teeth in shiny silver and blue-ish coming through with the inscriptions: “2020” (the year of issue), “GRIZZLY BEAR” (the name of the coin), “URSUS ARCTOS” (“Grizzly Bear” in Greek and Latin).

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms of Tanzania with the inscriptions: “TANZANIA” (the issuing country) and “1500 SHILLINGS”.

Background information

The grizzly bear (Ursus Arctos) is a North American subspecies of the brown bear and is the second-largest subspecies after the Kodiak bear. Standing on its hind legs, it can reach a height of 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh up to 1,500 lb (680 kg). The bear’s construction is aimed at searching and digging for food in the ground. The grizzly bear has a very distinctive protruding muscle bundle between the shoulder blades, which gives it a lot of power in the front legs. The grizzly bear’s nails are also sharp and long (about 4 inches or 10 cm) and suitable for rooting in the earth. The grizzly bear kind of hibernates in winter. The bear retreats for a few months in a hole, often on mountain slopes above 6500 feet (2000 meters), only three to seven feet (one to two meters) in the ground and where the bear fits precisely. During this period, the bear consumes its fat reserves.

Key selling points

  • Ultra high relief
  • Heavy 2oz silver coin
  • Interesting special features
  • Animal motive
  • Low mintage
  • New unique coloring technique

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Article IDTZ2001
Face Value1500 Shillings
Weight2 oz (62.2 g)
Diameter50 mm
Mintage999 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Coloured

All coins in the Rare Wildlife series

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