With the success of its 2014 Gold Howling Wolf Coin, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce the second coin of its popular “Call of the Wild” series, the 1 oz Canadian Gold Growling Cougar Coin. This impressive piece of gold currency boasts not only a fineness of .99999, but also a legally tender face value of $200 CAD.
The “Call of the Wild” series provides viewers with a glimpse of Canada’s most ferocious predators at their most feral moment. Depicted on the front of the coin is a Canadian cougar, baring its teeth as it lets out a menacing growl. Further emphasizing the power of its intimidating growl are the stylized soundwaves that appear in the background behind the fierce feline. Its almost as though its cry has been artistically amplified. Also worth noting on the front of the coin is the maple leaf-shaped privy mark with the last two digits of the coin’s mintage year. This new detailed design is meant to serve as a security feature that inhibits any counterfeit attempts. Lastly, engraved along the outer edge of the coin are its purity, weight and country of issue.