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Canada 2017 Sculptures of Majestic Canadian Animals #2 - Cougar Statuette Mountain Lion $100 10 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Multidimensional Figurine Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating GX L02

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How cool is this?! The Royal Canadian Mint brings us innovation at its finest - a ten troy ounce pure silver multi-dimensional coin! The poured silver statuette of an elusive cougar or mountain lion by wildlife artist Karl Lansing, plated in 24-karat gold, rises out of the proof coin!

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The largest and most powerful of Canada’s big cats, the cougar or mountain lion (Puma concolor) is a master of camouflage in the Canadian wilderness. Its remarkably long tail helps it maintain a graceful balance as it steps sure-footed over the terrain, while its vision and hearing are perfectly adapted to the nocturnal hunt. This selectively gold-plated fine silver coin pays homage to a secretive species, through a uniquely shaped Investment Opportunity!embellishment that conveys its formidable stealth and strength.

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Designed by Canadian big game wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing, your coin represents a sculptural celebration of a Canadian icon. Carefully shaped to exactly replicate a large adult grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), a silver gold-plated statuette emerges from the coin's flat surface for a true multi-dimensional look and feel. The grizzly's distinctive hump and concave facial profile are prominent, along with its rounded ears. As the bear pauses mid-step to look to the right, one yearns to touch the statuette's ridged surface, which beautifully mimics the bear's shaggy fur.Original Work of Art by Renowned Big Game Sculptor Karl Lansing
Designed by Canadian big game wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing, your coin offers a sculptural celebration of an elusive hunter in the wild. Uniquely shaped to resemble a cougar (Puma concolor), this silver, gold-plated embellishment rises up from the coin’s surface for a stunning, multi-dimensional collecting experience. The cougar’s muscular appearance is on full display as it slinks close to the ground, its long tail gently curved behind it. While the paused movement belies the cougar’s ability to pounce with lightning-fast speed, it does allow for a rare view of this secretive species’ features, including finer details such as the texture of its fur.

Despite its unusual shape, each coin is safely protected inside a dome-like capsule that protects it. The coin-cum-statue rests on a wooden plinth or base, lined with black velvet, that conceals a hidden compartment for the certificate. The entire base and dome assembly is protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Stupendous Wildlife Statuette,
Crafted of 10 Troy Ounces of 24-Karat Gold Plated Pure Silver,
Enclosed by Dome-Like Capsule on a Solid Wood Display Base!

Cougar Statuette
Designed by Canadian big game wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing, your coin represents a sculptural celebration of a Canadian icon. Carefully shaped to exactly replicate a large adult grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), a silver gold-plated statuette emerges from the coin's flat surface for a true multi-dimensional look and feel. The grizzly's distinctive hump and concave facial profile are prominent, along with its rounded ears. As the bear pauses mid-step to look to the right, one yearns to touch the statuette's ridged surface, which beautifully mimics the bear's shaggy fur.

Five different wildlife statuette coins in the Sculptures of Majestic Canadian Animals program are planned:

   
1) Grizzly Bear
    2) Cougar (Mountain Lion)
    3) Bighorn Sheep
    4) Elk (Wapiti)
    5) Wolf

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Designed by Canadian big game wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing, your coin represents a sculptural celebration of a Canadian icon. Carefully shaped to exactly replicate a large adult grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), a silver gold-plated statuette emerges from the coin's flat surface for a true multi-dimensional look and feel. The grizzly's distinctive hump and concave facial profile are prominent, along with its rounded ears. As the bear pauses mid-step to look to the right, one yearns to touch the statuette's ridged surface, which beautifully mimics the bear's shaggy fur.An Array of Impressive Features!
AN OUTSTANDING ROYAL CANADIAN MINT FIRST! Your coin's large diameter (65 mm) provides the perfect pedestal for the gold-plated silver wildlife-shaped embellishment emerging from the coin!
WILDLY POPULAR NEW FIVE-COIN SERIES! Enjoy all the animals in the new series Sculptures of Majestic Canadian Animals, which depicts wildlife in a uniquely multi-dimensional approach. Coins in the series include: grizzly bear, cougar, elk, bighorn sheep, and wolf.
INNOVATIVE ARTISTRY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP! A testament to the Royal Canadian Mint's spirit of innovative artistry and craftsmanship, the silver statuette is uniquely shaped to recreate each animal's most distinctive features.
SAFELY PROTECTED! Despite its unusual shape, each coin is safely protected inside a dome-like capsule that protects it from the elements.
LIMITED MINTAGE! Limited mintage worldwide of just 1,200 coins.
PURE SILVER - AND LOTS OF IT! Your statuette coin is crafted from ten troy ounces of 99.9% pure silver with 24-karat gold plating.
HIGH FACE VALUE! One hundred dollars Canadian legal tender.

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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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Technology Note - Gold Plating
The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty.

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Technology Note - Purity
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 ten troy ounce fine silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Cougar Statuette Sculptural Figurine $100 Silver Proof with Gold PlatingObverse
Designed by Canadian big game wildlife sculptor Karl Lansing, your coin offers a sculptural celebration of an elusive hunter in the wild. Uniquely shaped to resemble a cougar (Puma concolor), this silver, gold-plated embellishment rises up from the coin’s surface for a stunning, multi-dimensional collecting experience. The cougar’s muscular appearance is on full display as it slinks close to the ground, its long tail gently curved behind it. While the paused movement belies the cougar’s ability to pounce with lightning-fast speed, it does allow for a rare view of this secretive species’ features, including finer details such as the texture of its fur. The date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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Grizzly Bear Statuette in BoxReverse
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.

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Packaging
Despite its unusual shape, each coin is safely protected inside a dome-like capsule that protects it. The coin-cum-statue rests on a wooden plinth or base, lined with black velvet, that conceals a hidden compartment for the certificate. The entire base and dome assembly is protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 100 Dollars
Weight 315.71 g
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage Limit     1,200
   
Finish Antique with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Karl Lansing
Certificate Individually Numbered

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