2014'Cougar Pouncing in the Snow' Proof $20 Fine Silver 1oz. Coin (15288)OOAK
The cougar is one of Canada's most powerful, elusive, and beautiful predators. This silent hunter is the perfect subject for the Royal Canadian Mint's stunning new 5-coin set. Like the sleek female cougar whose life-cycle this set captures, the collection is rare and dazzling-and before you know it, it will have disappeared. The reverse design by Canadian artist Maurade Bayton features a female cougar leaping through the snow toward her prey. Viewed from the position of the prey animal, this dynamic portrait presents to stunning effect the cougar's most important hunting tools: her large, powerful fore-paws, highly muscular back legs, long counterbalance tail, strong shoulders for holding down prey, and sharp gaze. In a stylized landscape of snow-covered rocky terrain, she leaps with intense focus toward the viewer. The cougar is finished in gold plating to bring the intensity of the image to life. This beautiful 99.99% pure silver coin features selective gold plating to bring out the stunning beauty of a cougar as it pursues its prey. Collect the entire 5-coin set to complete the story of a year in the life of a female cougar as she leaps, negotiates a mountain pass, fixes her gaze on her quarry, and stalks on a tree limb.
A low mintage of only 8,500 coins means that this edition is sure to be sought after by collectors. Viewed together, the series showcases the variety of finishes, selective plating applications, colour, and precious metals used by Royal Canadian Mint engravers to bring life and energy to every image. The Royal Canadian Mint's highly popular Cougar series sell out quickly. A beautiful addition to any collection featuring fine artwork, natural images, native species of Canada, symbols of power and might, or Canadiana. A thoughtful and valuable gift for nature lovers and art aficionados.
Composition 99.99% pure silver. Packaging Maroon clamshell with black beauty box. Finished size 67 mm x 67 mm. LAUNCH DATE: November 4, 2014.
ADVERTISING DATE: November 4, 2014. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative".
The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: RCM
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated