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Canada 2017 Animals in the Moonlight #1 - Cougar, Mountain Lion or Puma Glow in the Dark Aurora Borealis $30 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Color and Photoluminescent Technology L01

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Get the first MUST-HAVE coin of 2017, and the first in the Animals in the Moonlight series, the cougar! Canada's technologically innovative glow in the dark 2 ounce silver proof features full color and multiple, photoluminescent light sources to create this majestically beautiful nighttime scene!

Sold out at the Mint!Sold out at the Mint on pre-release! Don't hem and haw or drag your feet on this one - we won't be able to offer our current below-issue pricing for long! After that, the price is headed in only one direction - straight up! All previous Glow-in-the-Dark 2 Oz Silver Proofs have sold out in short order and increased in value!

Animals in the Moonlight #1 - Cougar Glow in the DarkInvestment Opportunity!There's something magical about the wilderness under the light of a full moon! This enchanting new series, Animals in the Moonlight,  is a must-have for nature enthusiasts, stargazers, and savvy investment-minded numismatists alike. Each vignette delivers a rare and privileged sight of a predator stalking its prey at night, crafted with innovative vibrantly coloration and innovative photoluminescent techniques that fill each scene with the eerie glow of moonlight!

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A cougar walks along the shoreline of the Pacific Coast. Snow is rare here, but when it does fall, the effect is spellbinding - an absolutely wondrous tableau of radiant light and enigmatic shadows that comes to life with the Mint's exceptional technology. View the coin in the dark and parts of the scene begin to glow-in-the-dark. The moon and stars shine, while the water and snow glimmer as if touched by moonlight!

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It's no secret that the Royal Canadian Mint's photoluminescent 2 oz proofs are among the fastest selling and most popular collector coins ever offered! Struck in two full troy ounces of the purest silver on the planet (as you would expect of from the Royal Canadian Mint), the too-low mintage limit of just 4,000 was far too few to go around - this beauty sold out at the Mint on pre-release!

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All previous Glow-In-The-Dark 2 Oz Silver Proofs sold out at the Mint on pre-release! Avoid disappointment and get your Moonlight Cougar pure silver proof now, before they're all gone!


Animals in the Moonlight Series
The following two troy ounce silver proofs in the Animals in the Moonlight series are planned:

    1)  Cougar
    2)  Lynx
    3)  Orcas (Killer Whales)
    4)  Owl

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A Masterwork of Technology and Wildlife Fine Art!
On this stunning tableau by Canadian artist Canadian wildlife artist Jan Poynter, detailed engraving and glow in the darktechnology to recreate the breathtaking beauty of a winter night, combining the quintessential elements of the Pacific Coast to create this serene scene of an adult cougar approaching a stream on a snow-covered shoreline. Moonlight defines the cougar’s silhouette and dances on the water and snow. The majestic big cat looks towards the right, having just spotted its quarry in the distance. Behind the mountain lion, subtle shades of blue and gold paint a silent, snow-covered landscape of islands rising up from the calm waters of an inlet. A mountain range spans the horizon, its snow-covered peaks visible in the moonlight. The moon also illuminates the clouds, as stars fill the gaps in between.

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Angry_Cougar_Growling_Mountain_Lion_PumaPhoto-luminescenttechnology transports the viewer into the scene. The full effect of the coin is best viewed in the dark after placing it under a light source for at least 60 seconds. This enhances the ethereal quality of the wilderness at night by recreating the soft glow of a moonlit night on the snow-covered landscape below.

There are no legends on the obverse, to allow the complete majesty of the scene to shine in its full glory.

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For investment-minded coin collectors, we note the low mintage limit of just 4,000 - far lower than the typical mintage of typical Royal Canadian Mint silver proofs! This ensures that this two troy ounce, pure silver proof finish glow-in-the-dark coin will be difficult to locate in years to come.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This two troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Obverse
Canada 2017 Glow in the Dark Cougar $30 Silver Coin in boxOn this stunning tableau by Canadian artist Canadian wildlife artist Jan Poynter, detailed engraving and glow in the dark technology to recreate the breathtaking beauty of a winter night, combining the quintessential elements of the Pacific Coast to create this serene scene of a cougar approaching a stream on a snow-covered shoreline. There are no legends on the obverse, to allow the complete majesty of the vignette to shine forth in all its glory.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by an full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 62.67 g
Diameter 54 mm
Mintage Limit    4,000
   
Finish Proof with Color & Photoluminescent Technology
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Jan Poynter
Certificate Individually Numbered

North America's Legendary Big Cat
The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount or panther (depending on the region) is a feline mammal native to the Americas. This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in every major American habitat type. It is the second heaviest cat in the Western Hemisphere, after the jaguar, and the fourth largest cat species in the world (after lions, tigers and jaguars). Although large, the cougar is most closely related to smaller felines and is closer genetically to the domestic cat than to true lions.

A North American big cat called the cougar, moutain lion or puma crossing a stream in the wild.Averaging 140 lbs (64 kg) in weight (with extremely large specimens weighing in near 300 pounds), and measuring up to 6 feet (3 meters) in length, the cougar is noted for its lithe musculature, long hind legs, and a tail that, at almost 3 feet (1 meter) long, acts as an important counterbalance for the noted jumper.

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A capable stalk-and-ambush predator, the mountain lion pursues a wide variety of prey. Primary food sources include ungulates such as deer, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep, as well as domestic cattle, horses and sheep, particularly in the northern part of its range. It will also hunt species as small as insects and rodents. The head of the cougar is round and the ears erect. Its powerful forequarters, neck, and jaw serve to grasp and hold large prey. It has five retractable claws on its forepaws (one a dewclaw) and four on its hind paws. The larger front feet and claws are adaptations to clutching prey.

The puma prefers habitats with dense underbrush and rocky areas for stalking, but it can also live in open areas. It is territorial and persists at low population densities. Individual territory sizes depend on terrain, vegetation, and abundance of prey. While it is a large predator, this cat is not always the dominant species in its range, as when it competes for prey with other predators such as the jaguar, gray wolf, American Black Bear, and the grizzly bear. It is a reclusive cat and usually avoids people. Attacks on humans remain fairly rare, despite a recent increase in frequency.

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A profile facial portrait of the North American big cat called the cougar, moutain lion or puma.Due to excessive hunting following the European colonization of the Americas and the continuing human development of cougar habitat, populations have dropped in most parts of its historical range. In particular, the cougar was extirpated in eastern North America in the beginning of the 20th century (except for an isolated sub-population in Florida). However, in recent decades, breeding populations have moved east into the far western parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Transient males have been verified in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Illinois, where a cougar was shot in the city limits of Chicago and, in at least one instance, observed as far east as Connecticut.

The cougar’s elusiveness makes it difficult to track and protect. Today, there is evidence that the cougar is returning to parts of its former eastern range and that its western populations are growing. Sightings remain rare as this secretive hunter passes through the landscape like a ghost, leaving behind only a few prints and a lingering aura of mystery and awe.

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