By Kerrin Brinkman | October 12 2011 10:46

NRA members asked for it, and here it is - the 2012 $5 Silver Cougar, the latest piece in a series of wildlife coins from Universal Coin & Bullion, the Official Bullion and Rare Coin Dealer of the Universal Coin announces the release of the 2012 Silver Cougar Coins, the third coin in the silver Wildlife Series on NRAblog NRA. You may remember them as sponsors of the National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, the NRA Bianchi Cup, and Eddie Eagle, and our friend Paul Stein, the Vice President of Marketing, filled us in on the exciting news about their newest wildlife coin:

The Cougar, the latest issue in a popular series of legal tender, silver bullion coins depicting North American wildlife, is now available.

Struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, each of the coins is made of one-ounce of 99.99 percent pure silver. The Cougar is the third in a planned series of six commemorative coins celebrating North American wildlife.

"As the Official Bullion and Rare Coin Dealer of the NRA, we are excited that the announcement of the 2012-dated Royal Canadian Mint silver Cougar created a buzz at the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago this past summer. The first two coins in the series, the Timber Wolf and the Grizzly Bear, sold quickly, and the same is expected to happen with these stunning Cougar coins," said Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion.

"For months we've been receiving calls from NRA members nationwide asking when the third coin in this exciting wildlife series would be released. It's here now, and we’re expecting a tremendous response for the third coin in the most pure-silver coin series we’ve ever offered."

One side of the coin depicts in great detail a growling cougar in the wild, and the other side has an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

To order the 99.99 percent pure silver Cougar, or for additional information about this wildlife series of coins, contact Universal Coin & Bullion at (800) 459-2646 or visit online at

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