2015 Growling Cougar Coins in 1/2 Kilo Gold and Silver

by Darrin Lee Unser on March 17, 2015 · 0 comments

Celebrating one of the great cats of the world on massive one-half kilogram 99.99% pure precious metal collectibles are 2015 Growling Cougar coins in gold and silver.

2015 Growling Cougar One-Half Kilogram Silver Coin

2015 Growling Cougar One-Half Kilogram Silver Coin

Appearing as the second offerings in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Call of the Wild series and produced to a collector proof finish, both present a single cougar amidst its natural surroundings. Mintages are limited at just 25 of the gold coins and 1,000 of the silver coins.

"Across the wilds of western North and South America stalks the world’s fourth-largest cat: the cougar," describes the Royal Canadian Mint. "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 large cat, added the Mint, stalks the landscapes from the seaside to the Rocky Mountains, from deserts to boreal forests. The cougar throughout its natural range has several dozen different names. Examples include a mountain lion in the United States and a puma in South America.

Cougar Coin Designs and Specifications

Sharing imagery, a growling cougar graces reverses on the gold and silver 1/2 kilo coins. This design is the artwork of Canadian artist Pierre Leduc. Mr. Leduc places the cat in one of its many natural habitats, the Rocky Mountains. Trees and the peaks of a mountain complete the background.

2015 Growling Cougar One-Half Kilogram Gold Coin

2015 Growling Cougar One-Half Kilogram Gold Coin

Inscribed above the cougar is CANADA with the year of 2015 appearing to the side. The artist’s initials of PL are below the year.

These coins are legal tender of Canada and have obverses bearing Susanna Blunt’s effigy of the Queen. Inscribed around the portrait are ELIZABETH II and face values of 1250 DOLLARS for the gold coin and 125 DOLLARS for the silver coin.

2015 Growling Cougar 1/2 Kilo Gold and Silver Coin Specifications

  Cougar Gold Coin Cougar Silver Coin
Royal Canadian Mint Product Number 142460 142449
Mintage 25 1000
Composition 99.99% pure gold 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof
Weight (g) 500
Diameter (mm) 85
Edge serrated
Face Value 1250 dollars 125 dollars
Obverse Designer Susanna Blunt
Reverse Designer Pierre Leduc

 

The Royal Canadian Mint’s first issues in the Call of the Wild series proved popular with the Howling Wolf coins selling out.

Ordering

Both the gold and silver 2015 Growling Cougar 1/2 Kilo Coins may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint. Pricing of the gold piece is CAD $32,000, or US $25,507. This coin is only available for order by phone. Call 1-800-267-1871 (Canada), 1-800-268-6468 (US) or 613-954-2626 (International).

2015 Growling Cougar 1/2 Kilo Silver Coins are available from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the coin’s product page is right here. Its price is CAD $1,099.95, or US $876.77.

Each ship encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wooden box with standard beauty box.

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