J & M Coin and Jewellery. Canada Coin – 250 Dollars Coin. Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II Reverse: Close-up portrait of a cougar, with enamel eyes fixed upon the viewer Finish: Proof Quantity Produced: 500 Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Theme(s): Wildlife – Cougar. Diameter: 102.1mm Material: Silver Fineness: 0.9999 Bullion Weight: 32.15 Troy Ounces. Few would contest the cougar’s reputation as a stealthy hunter that relies on its keen senses to survive in remote areas of western Canada. This coin is part of a continuing series that celebrates the distinctive eyes of some of Canada’s renowned wildlife; the previous coin in this series, In the Eyes of the Snowy Owl, was an extremely sought-after and popular coin following its release. The reverse image by Canadian artist Glen Loates offers a close-up portrait of the cougar (Felis concolor). Here, the shy predator’s 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 cougar’s eyes are the image’s focal point; the distinctive greenish hue recreates the light-reflective qualities of the animal’s eyes, which are protected from the bright light conditions by the contracted pupils. The large cat’s facial features are also rendered in fine detail, from its short fur to its visible whiskers and attentive ears. For in-person pick-up we also accept cash or Interac. Please wait for us to send you an invoice. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Large Cents”. The seller is “jandm-coin-jewellery” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: royal canadian mint
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Denomination: Large Cent