|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Face Value:||5 Dollars|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
The third coin released in the Canadian Wildlife Series is the 2012 1 oz Canadian Cougar Silver Coin. Boasting a $5 face value, this coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the purest found in today's bullion market. Made by the world famous Royal Canadian Mint, these exclusive coins come with a mintage of only 1,000,000, making these soon-to-be collectable coins sought after by investors and collectors alike, or by those who wish to add to their wildlife coin series.
The Wildlife series will span over a three year period, in which 2 coins will be issued every year. The Cougar is the third animal displayed in the wildlife series, and was the first of the series released in 2012. The Canadian Cougar, or Felis concolor meaning "cat of one color," is best-known for its lengthy tail and large front paws, and is the second-largest wild cat in North America.
The obverse displays a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the year and face value located under her. On the reverse is a Cougar placing its front two paws on top of a fallen tree with its mouth open in mid-roar. The word, "Canada" is stamped across the top of the coin, with, "9999," to the right representing the purity, and, "Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur," across the bottom.