Predator Series Cougar 1oz Silver Coin 2016
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Packing:||Single in bag; 25 per Tube|
|Tax:||Taxfree acc. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act|
|Grading:||Mint State; Uncirculated|
The "Cougar 1oz 2016" silver coin is the first coin of the new "Predator" series from the Royal Canadian Mint. It has a fine weight of 1 oz and a fineness of 999.9/1000. The Royal Canadian Mint is well known for producing gold and silver coins that depict the vast wildlife of Canada. The Cougar 1oz 2016 predominately features a beautiful image of a cougar, which is the largest wild cat in Canada. This is the first release in a series of four silver coins that will be known as the Predator series. This high quality, unique silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint is an excellent choice for investors or collectors.
Fine Weight and Fineness
The new Predator Cougar silver coin has a fine weight of 31.103 g which equals 1 troy ounce of silver. The Silver Cougar has a high fineness of 999.9/1000 with a diameter of 38 mm. The coin has a face value of 5 Canadian Dollar.
|Predator Cougar||1oz||38mm||5 Dollars|
The silver coin has an edge bar and rippled edge. The edge bar is necessary for stability, in addition it protects the design from damage and improves stackability.
The front shows a motive of a cougar leaping in the air. The background is decorated like the Maple Leaf Silver and Maple Leaf gold coins, with radial lines from the center inside to the outside. The radial lines serve two purposes, one as a design feature and two as a prevention against counterfeiting. Furthermore below the cougar is a safety feature in the form of a small maple leaf, embossed by laser with the year "16" imprinted. This laser engram is only visible with a magnifying lense. The inscription above the motif reads the Country "Canada" and the fine weight "9999". On the edge side, below the motif, the following words are inscribed "Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur".
As with most Commonwealth coins, the back shows an illustration of Queen Elizabeth II. The background show radial outwardly leading fine lines. The label depicts the name of the ruler of the United Kingdom "Elizabeth II", the face value "5 DOLLAR", the year of issue "2016" and "D G Regina" which means "Queen by the grace of God" (Dei Gratia Regina).
Predator Series Silver Coins
The silver Cougar 1oz 2016 is the first coin of the new "Predator" series by the Royal Canadian Mint. It was presented at the "World Money Fair 2016" in Berlin. It is the direct successor of the very successful " 'Canadian Wildlife" series from 2011 to 2013 and the "Birds of Prey" series from the years 2014 and 2015.
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- Country: Canada
- Mintmark: Royal Canadian Mint
- Fineness: 999.9 / 1000
- Fine weight: 1 oz
- Diameter: 38mm
- Denomination: 5 Dollar
- Scene Avers: Cougar
- Scene lapel: Queen Elizabeth II