The Royal Canadian Mint last week released its seventh $100 for $100 silver coin from its unique Wildlife in Motion series. This latest product for collectors bears next year’s 2016 date and depicts a cougar in its native environment.
Like the previous coins, with all but the most recent 2015-dated release selling out, it’s in one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and is available at its legal tender face value of $100. The price includes free shipping and there is no tax.
There have been six earlier Wildlife in Motion coins. Mintages of the first three maxed at 50,000, as does this newest release. The immediate prior three coins had lower mintages of 45,000 each. Previous $100 for $100 coins include:
- 2013 $100 Bison silver coin, debuted in May 2013
- 2014 $100 Grizzly silver coin, launched in September 2013
- 2014 $100 Bald Eagle silver coin, debuted in January 2014
- 2014 $100 Bighorn Sheep silver coin, launched in June 2014
- 2015 $100 Horse silver coin, debuted in February 2015
- 2015 $100 Muskox silver coin, launched in July 2015 and is at 80% of sales
Designs of 2016 $100 Cougar Silver Coin
Designed by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo, the coin shows a cougar that appears leaping for its prey. Inscriptions around the design read: CANADA, 2016, 100 DOLLARS and the artist’s initials of CD.
Obverses feature Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Wildlife in Motion coins are in a matte proof finish and a serrated edge. Each weighs 31.83 grams and has a diameter of 40 mm.
2016 $100 Cougar Silver Coins are available from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. The U.S. price for this coin is about $75. An affiliate link to the Mint’s $100 for $100 coins is right here.
An illustrated display box accompanies each purchase. There is a household ordering limit of three in place.