The first coin released in the Canadian Predator series features an incredibly powerful depiction of a sleek, yet massive cougar as it leaps toward its prey. In this introductory coin of the series, renown artist, Emily Damstra, was commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to create a unique design that would capture the fierce magnificence of this wild creature. This 2016 Canadian Predator Silver Cougar coin is 1 oz .9999 fine silver.
The results are unrivaled in its raw display of power and detail. The cougars figure is finished in a frosted relief, with the background featuring radial lines and a micro-engraved maple leaf mint mark provides enhanced security. This masterfully crafted coin has captured the attention of collectors and precious metal investors world-wide.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and 5 Dollar face value.
- Reverse: Displays an intricately designed cougar leaping toward its prey. Also included are the weight and purity in both English and French. Arched above the cougar is Canada. The artists initials, ED are displayed to the right center, just below the cougars tail.
- $5 face value
- Coins come direct from a sealed Monster Box. Multiples of 25 are packaged in mint tubes.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
Some of Canadas most ferocious predators are commemorated in the Royal Canadian Mints four-coin collection: the Predator series. This silver coin series was introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2016 in the continuation of the celebration of Canadas wildlife.
Each piece is a full one-ounce coin made of 99.99% fine silver and crafted in an attractive bullion finish. The Royal Canadian Mint guarantees the authenticity and silver content of every item from the Canadian Predator coin series.
Secretive and largely solitary by nature, the cougar is properly considered both nocturnal and crepuscular, although there are daytime sightings. The cougar is an ambush predator and pursues a wide variety of prey. Primary food sources are ungulates, particularly deer, but also livestock.
This cat prefers habitats with dense underbrush and rocky areas for stalking, but can also live in open areas. The cougar is territorial and survives at low population densities. Individual territory sizes depend on terrain, vegetation, and abundance of prey. While large, it is not always the apex predator in its range, yielding to the jaguar, gray wolf, American black bear, and grizzly bear. It is reclusive and mostly avoids people. Fatal attacks on humans are rare, but have recently been increasing in North America as more people enter their territories.