2021 Canada $50 Multilayered Cougar Fine Silver Coin (Mintage 1,500)


2021 Canada $50 Multilayered Cougar Fine Silver Coin (Mintage 1,500)

Catalog #: RCM2021-50MC


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3D glasses are not needed for this type of dimension!

The Royal Canadian Mint demonstrates a new minting technology with the 2021 Canada $50 Multilayered Cougar Fine Silver Coin.
By using specially manufactured dies, the RCM is now able to engrave behind the reverse’s top plate — in this case, the cougar that cuts away to a sweeping view of its forest surroundings. This Multilayered Engraving technology was previewed in early 2020 as part of the From R&D Lab collection. It’s about unlocking additional design space on a standard coin blank.

No animal is better to feature this newly developed technology than the Cougar. This wildcat is the largest in Canada and second-largest in the Western Hemisphere; the largest being the Jaguar. On the reverse of this coin, a wildlife portrait by Canadian artist Denis Mayer Jr. is enhanced with Multilayered Engraving that divides the art into distinct layers. A top plate features a cutout of a cougar (Puma concolor) perched on a branch. Behind it, the coin’s interior surface provides a separate base layer for an engraved rendering of a forest setting in Western Canada. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 200455
Mintage: 1,500
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 105.62 g
Diameter: 55 mm
Face Value: $50
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Denis Mayer Jr.

Special Features:
• New multilayered engraving. Pioneered by the Royal Canadian Mint’s R&D researchers, Multilayered Engraving is a revolutionary new technique that unlocks additional design space by engraving behind the top plate, on the coin’s inside surface.
• The Full Potential of a World First! Developed in early 2020 as part of the From R&D Lab collection, this new groundbreaking technology can be shown for the first time on the 2021 Canada $50 Multilayered Cougar Fine Silver Coin.
• A 3D look. By extending the art as close to the edge as possible, the engraved cougar cutout has a more 3D-like appearance.
• a Dramatically Dimensional Design! The background offers a sweeping view of the forest—it doesn’t just stop where the cougar begins. It’s a more dimensional approach to coin design, all while working with the traditional weight and precious metal volume of a standard coin blank.
• Be one of the privileged few to own this 55mm 99.99% pure silver coin — mintage is limited to just 1,500 worldwide.

Presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with black beauty box.