Royal Canadian Mint Launches New Coins in Popular Silver “Birds of Prey” and 99999 Pure Gold “Call of the Wild” Bullion Coin Series

Ottawa, Ontario – January 30, 2015 – As its limited-edition bullion coin series continue to grow in popularity, the Royal Canadian Mint launched the “Red-Tailed Hawk” from its Canadian Birds of Prey 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series, and the second release of its Call of the Wild 1 oz., 99.999% pure gold bullion coins series, featuring the “Growling Cougar”.  These coins were unveiled at the World Money Fair, the premier gathering of the global minting industry, held annually in Berlin, Germany.  These coins will start shipping to the Mint’s network of official distributors the week of February 2, 2015.

“The Royal Canadian Mint is very proud to stand out as a diverse and innovative player in the bullion industry with products that create excitement among precious metal investors and collectors around the world,” said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.  “We are pleased that our new “Red-Tailed Hawk” pure silver and our “Growling Cougar” 5-9s gold bullion coins are answering sustained demand for the quality, purity and originality that are the hallmarks of the Royal Canadian Mint.”

The Mint’s 2015-dated, “Growling Cougar” 99.999% pure gold bullion coin is the second in the Call of the Wild three-coin series which will conclude in 2016. Its $200 denomination represents the highest value legal tender among the world’s 1 oz. gold bullion coins. Incorporating the Mint’s exclusive micro-engraved visible security feature, the reverse of this new coin is designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, who has boldly illustrated a menacing cougar backed by lines representing the sound waves of his unmistakable growl. This new gold bullion coin is presented in richly designed credit card-style packaging and will be produced to demand.

The 2015-dated “Red-Tailed Hawk” is the third instalment of the Mint’s four-coin, 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion Canadian Birds of Prey series.  Its reverse design features a vivid illustration of an agile airborne predator by acclaimed Canadian coin designer and nature illustrator Emily Damstra.  Coins from this new silver bullion series will be produced to a maximum mintage of one million.

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. 

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
(613) 949-5777
reeves@mint.ca