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Canada 2018 Predators of the Wild #01 - Cougar, Mountain Lion or Puma Leaping $500 5 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof WX GX L06 - MINTAGE 99

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A true rarity - five troy ounces of pure gold, with the UNBELIEVABLY low mintage of just 99! This masterwork of wildlife fine art dramatically portrays a Cougar or Mountain Lion leaping to ambush its prey. Sold out at the Mint on pre-release - DO NOT DELAY!

Sold out on pre-release at the Mint! And it's the first of a new series, Predators of the Wild. Grab this ferocious feline while you still can!

Sold out at the Mint! Don't wait for this giant, five ounce pure gold investment piece to sell out here and increase in price! For the investment-minded collector, it's hard to go wrong with this mintage-of-99 behemoth! Our clientelle already knows that Royal Canadian Mint Five Ounce Gold Proofs appreciate in value (and then some).

Investment Opportunity!Well, with this ultra rare 5 troy ounce pure gold Cougar, all bets are off and the sky's the limit! Sure, the exceptionally tiny mintage limit of just 99 is a big part of the reason, but consider as well the cachet of the dramatic mountain lion design, a dynamic portrait of a fierce cougar leaping to ambush its prey, as executed by noted wildlife artist Emily Damstra. Okay, you get the picture on the investment potential here - the cool cat gets the prey, with a lot of uncool regrets for all the other cats later.

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Availability Note - There are only 99 of these beautiful and impressive investment pieces available for the entire world. Because they were already sold out before they are actually released, payment in full required at the time of ordering. Additional shipping and/or insurance may be required for orders sent outside of the United States - please inquire.

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A North American big cat called the cougar, moutain lion or puma crossing a stream in the wild.A Highly Detailed, Original Work of Art!
Designed by Canadian wildlife artist Emily Damstra, here's a lifelike scene of the feared cougar leaping toward its prey. The Royal Canadian Mint engravers have lent additional beauty to the artistry of the original design. The finishes on this coin emphasize the North American big cat's muzzle spiked with long whiskers, its short round ears and dense fur, all of which are presented in painstaking detail, bringing the intensity of the dramatic moment when the cougar ambushes its prey to life.

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Investment Note
For the discriminating connoisseur, wildlife lover, and/or investment-minded collector, the Royal Canadian Mint has struck a coin with which you'll fall in love! It's huge (almost 2-1/2 inches in diameter) and stuck in the purest gold - .9999 fine!  Most importantly, the mintage limit of only 99 (!!!) not only makes this gold proof tenfold rare, it also means that no more than that number of people in the entire world can ever own it! Destined to sell out quickly, we recommend not delaying if you want this gem to be yours. It will truly be the crowning glory of your collection!

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North America's Legendary Big Cat
A straight on forward facing facial portrait of the North American big cat called the cougar, moutain lion or puma. 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.

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 profile facial portrait of the North American big cat called the cougar, moutain lion or puma.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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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 - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest gold in the world. This five troy ounce gold coin is 99.99% pure!

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The design by Canadian artist Emily Damstra depicts a lifelike scene of the Canadian cougar leaping toward its prey. The traditional-style engraving has produced a magnificent work of beauty. The legend 5 OZ 9999 AU guarantees the purity and weight. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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A frosted cameo proof portrait of 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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The coin is encapsulated inside a custom, burgundy lacquered presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value 500 Dollars
Weight 156.05 g
Diameter 60.15 mm
Mintage Limit      99
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Plain
Artist Emily Damstra
Certificate Individually Numbered



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