Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Bullion Coins From Silver "Predator" And 5-9s Pure Gold "Call Of The Wild" Series
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Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Bullion Coins From Silver "Predator" And 5-9s Pure Gold "Call Of The Wild" Series

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New silver coin features the lynx and elk appears on 99.999% pure gold coin

Ottawa, Ontario – March 9, 2017 – The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new "Predator" 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series featuring the lynx.  It has also issued a new a 1 oz., 99.999% pure gold bullion coin from its ""Call of the Wild" series, celebrating the elk.  Both these coins have now been shipped to the Mint's network of official bullion distributors.

The 2017-dated "Lynx" is the second 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin from the Mint's "Predator" series.  This coin features the dynamic engraving of a Canadian Lynx, contrasted against a background of precise radial lines.  This lively illustration is the work of acclaimed Canadian coin designer and nature illustrator Emily Damstra.  This new silver bullion coin will also be produced to a maximum mintage of 500,000 pieces.

The 2017-dated, "Elk" is the newest coin in the Mint's 99.999% pure gold bullion "Call of the Wild" series. Its $200 denomination represents the highest value legal tender among the world's 1 oz. gold bullion coins. The coin's reverse is designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, who has boldly illustrated a majestic elk, backed by lines representing the sound waves of his distinct bugle. This gold bullion coin is presented in richly designed credit card-style packaging which includes a certificate of purity signed by the Mint's Chief Assayer. The coin will also be produced to demand.  

Both these coins feature the addition of a micro-engraved maple leaf mint mark for enhanced security.

In keeping with a distribution model common to the world's major issuers of bullion coins, the Mint does not sell bullion directly to the public.  Interested buyers are encouraged to contact a reputable bullion dealer to order these new gold and silver bullion coins. A list of recommended dealers is available at http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/bullion-dna-dealer-locator-10900014.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

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For more information, please contact:
Alex Reeves
Senior Advisor, External Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
(613) 949-5777
reeves@mint.ca