Resonant inductive coupling wireless power transfer (RIC-WPT) is attractive as a convenient power supply method to small mobile apparatus. However, limited size of the receiving coil can limit the efficiency and the power transfer capability. This paper addresses this difficulty by proposing a novel receiving coil structure. The proposed structure has a coil wound on a drum core with a thin axis. The top and the bottom of the drum core has large surface area to effectively collect the magnetic flux for large mutual inductance. In addition, the thin axis can reduce the wire length, thus reducing the parasitic AC resistance. The AC resistance is further reduced by suppressing the proximity effect. Simulation supported probable improvement in the efficiency as well as the power transfer capability. In addition, experiment verified that the proposed structure improved the efficiency by 66% and the power transfer capability by 109%.