“Predator” and “Call of the Wild” Canadian 2016 Bullion Coins Launch


Investors and collectors have two new options when buying bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint revealed on Friday, Feb. 5. Featuring a leaping cougar and roaring grizzly bear, both coins were unveiled at this year’s World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.

2016 Roaring Grizzly Gold Coin and 2016 Cougar Silver Coin
The Royal Canadian Mint’s new 2016 Roaring Grizzly Gold Coin and 2016 Cougar Silver Coin were unveiled at the World Money Fair

The Mint introduced its first coin from a new, four-coin "Predator" series. Featuring 1-ounce silver coins that are struck in 99.99% pure silver, the series celebrates some of Canada’s most iconic animals of prey. The 2016-dated Cougar piece is the first of the four coins, and is limited to a maximum mintage of 1 million.

2016 Cougar 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
2016 Cougar 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Designed by Canadian artist Emily Damstra, a leaping cougar is shown against a background of precise radial lines. Inscriptions include CANADA, 9999, FINE SILVER, 1 OZ, ARGENT PUR and ED for the artist’s initials.

The 2016 Roaring Grizzly Gold Coin is the latest release from the Royal Canadian Mint’s "Call of the Wild" series of $200 gold coins struck to 99.999% purity.

2016 Roaring Grizzly 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin
2016 Roaring Grizzly 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin

Designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, the grizzly appears in front of 8 thick lines representing the sound waves of the bear’s chilling roar. Inscriptions around the 2016 coin include CANADA, FINE GOLD, 99999 and 1 OZ OR PUR.

Both coins feature a micro-engraved maple leaf mint mark for enhanced security.

Like other world mints, the Royal Canadian Mint does not sell bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, buyers are encouraged to contact a reputable bullion dealer to order them.

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I like the both designs but can only afford the silver coin for now 🙂

Seth Riesling

Ernesto – These are both great, intetesting & very lifelike coin designs for sure! I will definitely buy these from a bullion coin dealer to add to my bullion coin collection. The RCM does a fantastic job with almost all of their coin designs, unlike most U.S. Mint designs. I am a member of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Mint Master Club & they let members order numismatic version coins (not bullion version coins like these) 3 days before the general public! Can you imagine if the U.S. Mint offered such a program!? There would be pandemonium in the streets of… Read more »


I see the predator coin is effectively black and white – I’m wondering they got the cougar to look black instead of adding color as they are wont to do for a lot of their coins.


Kudos to the RCM! Those are some nice looking coins. NumisDudeTX do you know where we can get these from? My only concern, (once again) is that anything coming out of the RCM will be grossly overpriced.
Another thing is I really wish the RCM would think about NOT putting the “Queen” on every coin. I’m burnt out on the old gal.


Her 90th birthday is coming up in April – I don’t think you’ll have to wait too much longer for King Charles (67) to grace the backside of coins and after him King William (33), so love her while you can, it’ll be men afterwards for a long time.


I don’t know Jim. I had a grandmother that lived to 101. Old Liz there seems pretty spry to me yet.

Errol Flynn

These coins look great.They will undoubtedly sellout quick(mintage 1million).
They should do well from a future valuation context.
As for the ole Queen.Her mother lived to the grand old age of 101 so the old gal might have a long way to go before her inevitable demise.
Ive read the Mint is considering the bust of Canadian rock performer Justin Beiber once the Queen passes on.


Do we have a schedule for the next PREDATOR coin? Gettin’ antsy for the new one!