The second coin release of the Canadian Predator series features an incredibly handsome, yet powerful depiction of a lynx, leaping toward its prey. Renown Canadian artist, Emily Damstra, was commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to create a unique design that would capture the fierce magnificence of this wild, elusive creature. This 2017 Canadian Predator Silver Lynx coin is 1 oz .9999 fine silver.
The results are truly beautiful in its display of power and fine detail. The lynxs figure is surrounded by a 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 lynx leaping toward its prey. Also included are the weight and purity in both English and French. Arched above the lynx is Canada. The artists initials, ED are displayed to the right center, near the edge.
- $5 face value
- Limited mintage of only 500,000.
- 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.
The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) or Canadian lynx is a North American mammal of the cat family, Felidae. With the recognised subspecies, it ranges across Canada and into Alaska as well as some parts of the northern United States and extending down the Rocky Mountains to Colorado. With a dense silvery-brown coat, ruffed face and tufted ears, the Canada lynx resembles the other species of the mid-sized Lynx genus. It is slightly larger than the bobcat, with which it shares parts of its range, and over twice the size of the domestic cat.
The Canada lynx is a medium-sized cat, similar in many ways to the bobcat. This lynx is between 80 and 100 centimetres (31 and 39 in) in head-and-body length, stands 4856 centimetres (1922 in) tall at the shoulder and weighs 518 kilograms (1140 lb). Physical proportions do not vary significantly across its range.