This 2015 $200 pure gold coin, with an extremely low mintage of only 250 coins worldwide, is part of a 3-coin series from the Royal Canadian Mint that highlights the “Call of the Wild”—the howls and hollers of various Canadian predators. Here, we see the cougar, one of Canada’s most powerful, elusive, and beautiful predators. This outstanding coin is memorable for a multitude of reasons: crafted to the highest standard of pure gold available in the world and polished to proof perfection, is struck in an amazing one ounce of .99999 pure gold! Crafted in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exacting standard of .99999 pure gold, the highest standard of pure gold available in the world, and hand polished to proof perfection, this coin would be a crowning highlight of any collection of Canadian gold. As a pure gold coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc presents a profile portrait of a cougar backed by lines representing the cougar’s growl. The central feature of the image is the highly detailed right-side profile of the head of a cougar growling. The Royal Canadian Mint engravers have lent additional beauty to the artistry of the original design; the finishes on this coin really emphasize the muzzle spiked with long whiskers, short round ears, and dense fur are presented in full detail, bringing the intensity of the moment fully to life. The fear-inducing sound of the growing cougar is symbolized by the curving lines behind it, indicating the resulting reverberations.