Man may be at the top of the food chain with the help of weapons, but when the light of day gives way to darkness it is the purest hunters from the animal kingdom that emerge as the top predators. The cougar is one of the deadliest natural predators in the wild, and it appears on this stunning Animals in the Moonlight release from the Royal Canadian Mint. Right now, the 2017 2 oz Proof Silver Canadian Animals in the Moonlight Cougar Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.
- First release in the new Animals in the Moonlight Series!
- Mintage limited to 4,000 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears face value of $30 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts a cougar walking in the moonlight.
- Design from Jan Poynter.
All 2017 2 oz Proof Silver Canadian Animals in the Moonlight: Cougar Coins have a colorized design field on the reverse, and ship to you inside of a maroon clamshell box for protection. Each box arrives in a graphic beauty shipper that includes the full-color cougar artwork from the coin’s reverse.
Cougars are commonly known in the Americas as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount. The cougar has one of the largest ranges of any wild feline species, ranging from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America. Cougars are the second-heaviest cats in the Western Hemisphere behind only the jaguar.
The reverse of the 2017 2 oz Proof Canadian Silver Animals in the Moonlight: Cougar Coin includes the image of a cougar stalking its prey as it silently walks along the snowy coastline of Canada’s Pacific shores. The full moon is rising high in the sky above, slightly shrouded by the clouds in the sky above.
On the obverse of all 2017 2 oz Proof Canadian Silver Animals in the Moonlight: Cougar Coins is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In use on Canadian coinage since 1952, the Queen’s portrait on this particular coin is the latest depiction, created in 2003 by Canadian artist Susanna blunt.
The all-new Animals in the Moonlight collection from the Royal Canadian Mint features scenes of animals from the wilderness in Canada under the moonlit skies of the nighttime. The cougar is the first release in a four-coin series that will also feature the lynx, orcas, and an owl. All coins will have proof finishes with colorized designs on the reverse.
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