New silver coin features lynx; elk appears on 99.999 per cent pure gold coin
Yesterday, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a new “Predator” one-ounce 99.99 per cent pure silver bullion coin series featuring the lynx as well as a new a one-ounce 99.999 per cent pure gold bullion coin from its Call of the Wild series celebrating the elk.
Both these coins have now been shipped to the Mint’s network of official bullion distributors. In keeping with a distribution model common to the world’s major issuers of bullion coins, the Mint does not sell bullion directly to the public. Interested buyers are encouraged to contact a reputable bullion dealer to order these new gold and silver bullion coins. A list of recommended dealers is available by clicking here.
The 2017-dated “Lynx” is the second one-ounce pure silver bullion coin from the Mint’s Predator series. This coin features the dynamic engraving of a Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) contrasted against a background of precise radial lines. This lively illustration is the work of acclaimed Canadian coin designer and nature illustrator Emily Damstra. This new silver bullion coin will also be produced to a maximum mintage of 500,000 pieces.
CALL OF THE WILD
The 2017-dated, “Elk” is the newest coin in the Mint’s pure gold bullion Call of the Wild series. Its $200 denomination represents the highest-value legal tender among the world’s one-ounce gold bullion coins. The coin’s reverse is designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, who has boldly illustrated a majestic elk backed by lines representing the sound waves of his distinct bugle. This gold bullion coin is presented in richly designed credit card-style packaging which includes a certificate of purity signed by the Mint’s chief assayer. The coin will also be produced to demand.
Both these coins feature the addition of a micro-engraved maple leaf mint mark for enhanced security.