Few would contest the cougars reputation as a stealthy hunter that relies on its keen senses to survive in remote areas of western Canada. Its exceptional vision is uniquely adapted to allow the cougar to hunt its prey during any time of day a feature that is beautifully showcased in this coin. The reverse image by Canadian artist Glen Loates offers a close-up portrait of the cougar (Felis concolor). Here, the shy predators piercing gaze is decidedly fixed upon the viewer as though each one is studying the other. But the selective use of coloured enamel ensures the female cougars eyes are the images focal point; the distinctive greenish hue recreates the light-reflective qualities of the animals eyes, which are protected from the bright light conditions by the contracted pupils. The large cats facial features are also rendered in fine detail, from its short fur to its visible whiskers and attentive ears. A unique opportunity to get a close view of a cougar a formidable predator that relies on its exceptional vision to capture its prey. This finely detailed rendering of the cougars facial features exemplify the Royal Canadian Mints internationally renowned artistry and craftsmanship. Part of a continuing series that celebrates the distinctive eyes of some of Canadas renowned wildlife. A remarkable addition to any Canadiana- or wildlife-themed collection. Composition 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g) 1,000. Diameter (mm) 102.1. Artist Glen Loates. Packaging Maple wood clamshell with black beauty box. Finished Size 225 x 225 mm. LAUNCH DATE: February 3, 2015. ADVERTISING DATE: February 3, 2015. Please wait for an invoice before paying. The item “2015 Kilo’In The Eyes of the Cougar’ $250 Silver Coin. 9999 Fine (NT) (16975)” is in sale since Friday, December 23, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada