2016 1 oz Canadian Silver Cougar Coin, first release in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Predator Series. This beautiful silver bullion coin consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver, and is manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint using strict production and metal purity control standards that ensure the beauty of each coin. And because this coin is minted and backed by the sovereign government of Canada, the Canadian Silver Cougar may be included in a self-directed precious metals IRA.
The reverse of this one ounce silver coin features a cougar mid leap, with its mouth agape. As added security measures the obverse and reverse feature micro-engraved radial lines, and the reverse features a micro-engraved privy mark of a maple leaf with “16” inscribed at its center. The reverse also carries the inscriptions “CANADA”, “9999”, and “FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR”.
The obverse of the Canadian Silver Cougar features a profile of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British History, and the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II”, “5 DOLLARS”, “D.G. REGINA”, and “2016”.
The RCM Predator Series is a four coin series that will feature some of North America’s most ferocious mammalian predators. The cougar (Puma concolor) is the 4th largest predatory cat in the world, approximately the same size as the African leopard, and ranges from North to South America. The cougar is a stealthy predator that employs keen senses, and a lay-in-wait strategy to ambush its prey.