Canada’s most powerful big cat appears to jump out from behind its protective cover, and beyond the coin’s surface!
Canada’s largest wild feline is known for using the element of surprise to its advantage. Closely stalking its unsuspecting target, the secretive cougar waits discreetly for just the right moment to pounce as it does on the reverse of this fine Silver coin, where a 3D element creates the illusion that the cougar is leaping out of the coin!
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a mint-issued maroon clamshell box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Limited mintage of 6,000 coins.
- Obverse: The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Depicts a leaping cougar with 3-D effects.
- Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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The reverse design by Royal Canadian Mint engraver Matt Bowen features a stunning three-dimensional rendering of a cougar (Puma concolor) in mid-leap. This shaped element is the product of a process known as thermoforming, which captures the big cat’s likeness in exceptional detail, from the long tail to the large forepaws, and the eyes that guide the hunt. Pushing off its long and muscular hind legs, the embossed cougar springs forward and seemingly leaps out of the coin! Behind it, finely detailed engraving provides an exquisite backdrop for the 3D cougar element, which seems perfectly at home in the rocky, semi-open terrain. Selective color highlights our stealthy hunter by re-creating its reddish-brown fur, its green eyes, and the contrasting colors that mark the muzzle.