Growling Cougar coin, minted with 1/10 ounce of gold in 2016 by the Royal Canadian Mint.
One of the favourite themes of mints around the world is nature, more precisely the animal kingdom. They aim to bring out the national fauna and export it around the world to show off their biodiversity.
The Royal Canadian Mint was not to be outdone: with its Growling Cougar, it wanted to show off one of the most beautiful felines in the world: the North American cougar, which has the ability to run at 60 km/h, jump six metres horizontally and three metres vertically. It stands out as an ambush predator.
Our protagonist appears on the cross of the coin: on a flat background and with several thick semi-circular lines that together have a complete circular shape. At the top, the country where the coin is minted. At the bottom, the characteristics of the coin.
The design of the puma is spectacular: every single hair in its coat can be distinguished, and its eyes and teeth are highly detailed, helping to accentuate the animal's angry face.
On the face, the face of Queen Elizabeth II on a flat background and surrounded by her name, the year of issue of the coin, the inscription Dei Gratia ('by the grace of God') and its face value (20 dollars).
This Growling Cougar coin minted in 2016 by the Royal Canadian Mint with 1/10 ounce of gold weighs 3.1 grams and has a diameter of 16 millimetres.
This coin comes with a special protective capsule from the mint, which includes a certificate of authenticity. If you are a nature lover, you should not hesitate for a second to add this gold coin to your collection!