The cougar is considered one of Canada’s most iconic natural predators. Silent hunters that stalk the mountains and forests of Canada, the cougar has been a popular feature on previous coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. The 2016 1 oz Canadian Silver Cougar Predator Series Coin is now available from JM Bullion with a near-perfect certification.
- 1st release in the new Predator Series from the Royal Canadian Mint!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Labeled an Early Release product.
- Includes an all-new cougar design.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced the all-new Predator Series of silver bullion coins at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany in February 2016. The RCM plans to introduce a total of four coins in the series, with each new design celebrating one of the nation’s many iconic predators.
Each 2016 Canadian Silver Cougar coin in this listing has a Mint State 69 grade from the NGC. Considered near perfect, each exhibits its full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. As an Early Release coin, these products arrived at the NGC depository or an approved separate facility within 30 days of the RCM release dat. Maximum mintage for these Canadian Silver Cougar Predator coins is set for 1 million coins.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of a cougar leaping at its prey. The cougar’s long, sleek, and powerful body is featured in full-length figure, and surrounded by engravings of “Canada,” “9999,” and “Fine Silver 1 oz. Argent Pur.”
The obverse features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this side also bears engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” “D.G. Regina,” and “2016.” Emily Damstra, famed Canadian artist who previously worked on the Canadian Wildlife and Birds of Prey Series, designed the cougar on the reverse.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint quickly became one of the world’s foremost refiners of precious metals. Today it operates facilities in Winnipeg and Ottawa.
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