This 2012 custom coin and stamp set features an image of a cougar poised with its front paws on a branch. This cougar coin is in near perfect “numismatic uncirculated” condition, contains one full ounce of pure .9999 silver and carries a nominal face value is $5. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Two mint condition Canadian postage stamps are also included, the stamps feature the Eastern Cougar. The coin and stamps are set into a high quality wood case, embossed with “Canada”. HST/GST exempt.
Limited Edition: Only 1,000 Premium Sets produced:
While the cougar coin is also sold separately, this unique set creates a premium low mintage collectible or gift item celebrating Canada’s history and wildlife. Only 1,000 premium collector sets have been produced.
Averaging 64kg (140lbs) in weight and up to 3 metres in length, the cougar is noted for its lithe musculature, long hind legs, and a tail that (at almost a metre long) acts as an important counterbalance for the impressive jumper. Cougars are known to disperse up to 1000km from their natal territory to establish their own hunting domains. They are predators of elk, deer, sheep, young moose, and a range of smaller and domesticated animals. Their most necessary requirements when choosing a dwelling are good cover, access to prey, and the privacy that allows the cougar to live the solitary life it enjoys. This solitary elusiveness, however, makes it very difficult for authorities to track and protect the creature.