Canadian coins commemorate elk and lynx

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April 20, 2017 – The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new “Predator” 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series featuring the lynx. It has also issued a new 1 oz., 99.999% pure gold bullion coin from its “Call of the Wild” series, celebrating the elk.

Canada / 5 Dollars / Silver .9999 / 1 oz / 38mm / Design: Emily Damstra / Mintage: 500,000.

The 2017-dated “Lynx” is the second 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin from the Mint’s “Predator” series. This coin features the dynamic engraving of a Canadian Lynx, 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. 

Canada / 200 Dollars / Gold .9999 / 1 oz / 30mm / Design: Pierre Leduc / Mintage: 400.

The 2017-dated, “Elk” is the newest coin in the Mint’s 99.999% pure gold bullion “Call of the Wild” series. Its $200 denomination represents the highest value legal tender among the world’s 1 oz. 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. 

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 here.

For visiting the website of The Royal Canadian Mint, please click here.

To learn more about the lynx, please got to the webpage of the International Society for Endangered Cats (ISEC) Canada.

And information about the elk is available on the website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.