The cougar is one of Canada’s most powerful, elusive, and beautiful predators. This silent hunter is the perfect subject for the second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s “Call of the Wild” 3-coin series.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc presents a profile portrait of a cougar in a natural setting. Surrounded by the coniferous forests of the Rocky Mountains, this muscular predator cuts an impressive figure; detailed engraving recreates the cougar’s distinctive features, from its strong jaw line to its delicate whiskers and soft fur. The elusive hunter is depicted with its jaw open in mid-growl, as it releases its thrillingly drawn-out call to the wild. mint.