Growling Cougar - 1/2 Kilogram Fine Silver Coin (2015) - Mintage: 1,000

1/2 Kilogram Fine Silver Coin - Growling Cougar - Mintage: 1,000 (2015)

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1/2 Kilogram Fine Silver Coin - Growling Cougar - Mintage: 1,000 (2015)

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$1,099.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,000
Canada and US only
1 per household

Previous half kilogram coin sold out! Hurry and order yours today!

Across the wilds of western North and South America stalks the world's fourth-largest cat: the cougar. Found in remote areas from southern Canada to Patagonia, the elusive Puma concolor enjoys the greatest range of any large wild animal in the entire Western hemisphere. This massive tawny cat—about the size of a leopard—stalks the landscapes where its prey lives: from the seaside to the Rocky Mountains, from deserts to boreal forests.

Unlike some of its competitors, such as wolves and bears, the cougar relies primarily on its eyesight rather than its sense of smell or hearing. While cougars are believed to be colour blind, they are also known to have excellent night vision.

Known primarily as the "cougar" in Canada, the "mountain lion" in the United States, and the "puma" in South America, this animal has at least 40 common names.

Despite dwindling numbers in the last century, today there is evidence that the cougar is returning to some of its former ranges in central Canada and that its western populations are growing. There is much debate about whether wild cougar exist in eastern Canada.

This unique size coin and low mintage is sure to be popular. Order yours today before they're all gone!

Special features:
•   Second half-kilogram silver coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Call of the Wild series, which celebrates Canada's wildlife. Previous coin in the series, Howling Wolf, sold out! Hurry and order yours today!
•   Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, with limited mintage of 1,000 coins worldwide.
•   Visually striking coin features finely detailed engraving that captures the strength and beauty of one of Canada's most formidable hunters in the wild: the cougar.
•   The coin's large surface area offers an ideal-sized canvas for finely detailed engraving, adding further relief and luster to the design.
•   A stunning example of our internationally renowned artistry and craftsmanship.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Your coin presents a profile portrait of a cougar in a natural setting. Surrounded by the coniferous forests of the Rocky Mountains, this muscular predator cuts an impressive figure; detailed engraving recreates the cougar's distinctive features, from its strong jaw line to its delicate whiskers and soft fur. The elusive hunter is depicted with its jaw open in mid-growl, as it releases its thrillingly drawn-out call to the wild.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wooden box with standard beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1/2 Kilogram Fine Silver Coin - Growling Cougar - Mintage: 1000 (2015)
 
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4.0

Buyer's choice

By Tim

from Minnesota

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality

Cons

  • Expensive

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    Comments about 1/2 Kilogram Fine Silver Coin - Growling Cougar - Mintage: 1000 (2015):

    I had a small case of buyer's remorse on the price but overall I love the coin. I bought it based on my personal preference. It clearly is overpriced for the value of silver but if the mintage is indeed 1000 it should gain value in the future to hopefully offset the price. If not it is a beautiful display piece for cat lovers like me.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    rare piece of coinage

    By james h

    from Burlington, Canada

    About Me Quality Driven, Should Have Bought 3 Tota

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • 12500 To Low Dollrvalue
    • Should Be 300 To 50000

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    • Gift For Child

    Comments about 1/2 Kilogram Fine Silver Coin - Growling Cougar - Mintage: 1000 (2015):

    I will put it on display

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful coin, Great detail

    By Marco Polo

    from Nova Scotia, Canada

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality

    Cons

    • Expensive

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      Comments about 1/2 Kilogram Fine Silver Coin - Growling Cougar - Mintage: 1000 (2015):

      I like this coin more than the first half kilo coin (Howling Wolf), as there is more detail, especially in the background. It is beautiful. The box is also very nice.

      As an investment, I suppose its collectibility, being the second half kilo silver coin to ever be struck by the mint, is worth something to a collector. However, if not for this, the silver would only be worth a third or a quarter or so of what you're actually paying. But those who want pure silver can buy buillon, RCM sells that too. The collector market will always be there, and that's what preserves the resale value of this coin. The limited mintage of 1000 will likely inflate the value over time as well.

      I enjoy having this as a collectible keepsake, and something of value and beauty I can pass on. I like the fact the metal is not mixed with colours and such, as that allows the possibility, although distant from now, should the value of metal alone ever exceed the paid price, if one chose in the future to sell the coin for its silver.

      A more practical investment may be silver bullion right now if you have the money to spend, however this is much nicer to look at!

      My rating would be 5 stars if not for the coin being a bit expensive. I still have no regrets about buying this.

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      Specifications

      • No.142449
      • Mintage1,000
      • Composition99.99% pure silver
      • Finishproof
      • Weight (g) 500
      • Diameter (mm) 85
      • Edgeserrated
      • Certificateserialized
      • Face value125 dollars
      • ArtistPierre Leduc (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)