2021 $50 Multilayered Cougar - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932105492

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Country: Canada
Year: 2021

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Thanks to a new advanced minting process, this extra thick coin features two distinctly separate layers of engraving a cutout with a background etched on the coin’s interior surface. The top element of the multilayered engraving showcases a cutout cougar perched on a branch, while the second layer presents a forest setting in Western Canada.

This new minting technology was first introduced on a 2019 dated three ounce $2 polar bear design coin from the Royal Canadian Mint’s R&D Lab collection. This coin sold out immediately and now sells in the secondary market for about $1500. By using multiple layers, the coin adds additional design space, depth perspective and levels of interest. In this case, the cougar that cuts away to a sweeping view of its forest surroundings. Mintage is limited to 1,500. HST/GST exempt.

The wildlife design by Canadian artist Denis Mayer Jr. features a cutout of a cougar perched on a branch. Behind it, the coin’s interior surface provides a separate base layer for an engraved rendering of a forest setting in Western Canada. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

About the Cougar
The cougar is Canada’s largest wild cat and the second-largest in the Western Hemisphere (the jaguar is bigger). Given that its range extends from the Yukon-British Columbia border to southern Argentina, the cougar is known to occupy a variety of habitats—from deserts to tropical rainforests, and the coniferous forest shown on this coin.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2021

Diameter: 55mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 105.62 grams
Bullion Weight: 3.3901 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Denis Mayer Jr.
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 1500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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