2016 $5 Canadian Cougar 1 oz .9999 Silver Over $25 elsewhere The Predator series

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  • Sold Date: Mar 20, 2016
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2016 $5 Canadian Cougar 1 oz Silver The Predator Series

Coin Highlights:

Mintage limited to a total of 1,000,000 coins in 2016! First release in the Predator Series from RCM. Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver. Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the Canadian government. Features the all-new image of a cougar pouncing on its prey. Obverse bears Queen Elizabeth II's effigy. Coin is taken directly from mint tube with gloved hands and shipped in a pvc free archival flip.

The cougar is perhaps the most elusive predator in the Western Hemisphere. Despite a range that sees these creatures occupy forests and mountains from the wilds of Canada as far south as Patagonia in South America, the cougar is not something people run into on a daily basis.

Cougars have appeared on Canadian currency in the past, but the designs are so popular that new incarnations frequently appear on RCM commemorative coins. The first popular cougar came from the Canadian Wildlife Series, as well as the privy mark used on Canadian Maple Leaf coins and the all-new gold coin series "Call of the Wild."

On the reverse of the coin you'll find the stunning image of a cougar leaping from a rockface down to attack its prey. The cougar's paws are out and ready to grip its prey, while the mouth is open and ready to strike. Engravings include
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