New Canadian “$100 for $100” Coin Features Cougar

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest in its “$100 for $100” silver coin series, in which 1 oz. coins made of 99.99% fine silver are made available for their face value of $100. The newest coin is titled “Cougar” and is the first in the series to be dated 2016. It has a mintage limit of 50,000 coins and an order limit of three per household.

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The coin is made of 99.99% fine silver with a matte Proof finish, a diameter of 40 mm, and a weight of 31.83 g. The coin’s reverse, designed by Claudio D’Angelo, features an image of a cougar leaping toward the observer from a mountainside rising above the tree line. The obverse bears Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II used on Canadian coins since 2002.

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The Royal Canadian Mint’s popular face value program offers collector coins for prices identical to their respective face values, including “$20 for $20” and “$50 for $50” issues. The previous “$100 for $100” release, the Muskox coin, has sold 83% of its 45,000-unit mintage, according the mint’s product page for the item.

$100 for $100 silver coins carry a theme of “Wildlife in Motion.” The Cougar coin is the sixth release overall in the series, which launched in 2013.

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For more information on the $100 for $100 Fine Silver Coin Program, visit the Web page of the Royal Canadian Mint.

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