2018 $20 Nocturnal by Nature: Cunning Cougar - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932091191

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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This unusual and captivating coin may be the highlight of the popular Canada at Night series. This stunning 2018 $20 fine silver coin pays tribute to the cunning cougar in one ounce of pure silver with a limited mintage of 7,000 coins. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.


The Design:

Using selective black-as-night rhodium plating to set the tone for a nighttime prowl, the main design features a rare glimpse of the cunning cougar where it would likely go undetected were it not for the polished shine of the silvery moon.

The reverse design by Tony Bianco steps into the Canadian wilderness on a moonlit night, where the viewer gets a rare glimpse of a secretive nocturnal hunter. Rhodium plating stands in for the dark night and fills most of the field, except for the fullmoon engraved at the centre. The polished shine of the coin’s silver surface mimics the effect of moonlight spilling across the nocturnal setting, revealing the shadowy figure of a cougar (Puma concolor). The side profile view highlights the spectacular agility of this muscular wildcat, whose large paws and sharp claws allow it to move nimbly along the twisted tree limb.

Canada’s largest wildcat is a model of patience, stealth and agility in the wild, where it adroitly climbs, skulks and pounces on its prey. 


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Full Moon and a Cougar in the Centre
Artist: Tony Bianco
Finish: Proof
Series: Nocturnal by Nature Series
Quantity Produced: 7,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Wildlife

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