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1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Geometric Fauna: Grey Wolves - Mintage: 6,000 (2018)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Geometric Fauna: Grey Wolves - Mintage: 6,000 (2018)

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$104.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only
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The mournful howl of Canis lupus is synonymous with the kind of solitude one finds in the great Canadian outdoors. Curious but elusive, the grey wolf is a highly intelligent and social species that has endured as a symbol of strength and resilience in the wild. Today, many look upon this canine with a sense of reverence for its keen senses and instinct as it moves swiftly and silently across a territory that may encompass hundreds of square kilometres, depending on the abundance of prey.

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Special features:
  • LOWER MINTAGE THAN PREVIOUS POLYGON ART COLLECTION! The first coin in the previous polygon-art collection sold out! Hurry and order your grey wolves coin or order the entire series through the subscription!
  • FIRST COIN IN NEW SERIES! Your grey wolves coin kicks off a superb new series of wildlife portraits that takes a more contemporary approach to design, by merging a realistic depiction with one based on pure geometry! Other coins in the series include:
    • Snowy Owls (priced at $104.95, expected availability date of April 2018)
    • Orcas (priced at $104.95, expected availability date of May 2018)
  • ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A 3-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! While supplies last, order the 3-coin subscription to ensure you receive all three coins in the series, one coin per month! Your credit card is charged only when your coin ships!
  • CALCULATED CRAFTSMANSHIP! Each of these beloved icons of the Canadian wilderness is comprised of carefully positioned polygon shapes that are characteristic of low poly art, before merging with a more true-to-life depiction.
  • A VARIETY OF FINISHES! Precisely engraved to ensure crisp lines, each polygon shape is set apart by different finishing techniques that mimic light and shadows, which adds yet another realistic touch to the stylized image.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
  • WORLD-CLASS CRAFTSMANSHIP! Only 6,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
  • 1 oz. 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin has no GST/HST!
Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Claude Thivierge, your coin fuses two different art styles—low poly art and a more true-to-life style—for a contemporary take on a classic wilderness icon. On this misty, moonlit night, Canis lupus moves swiftly and silently down a rocky outcrop in Canada’s boreal forest. Bold colour over the engraved relief brings the landscape to life through a wealth of textural details that add a realistic touch to this multi-layered design. The coin’s silver surface is visible within the two engraved wolves, which are comprised of multiple polygon shapes that define the low poly art style. In spite of the straight lines and pointed edges, each shape is carefully positioned to convey the natural curves of the grey wolf’s familiar outline, while various finishing techniques mimic the effect of light and shadows. One wolf’s instinctive leap suddenly creates the illusion of movement, transformation and the “shattering” of boundaries—those of its geometric form, and the reverse image itself—as its depiction artfully transitions from abstract to realism. The word “CANADA”, the face value “20 DOLLARS” and the year “2018” are engraved along the rim that frames much of the reverse image. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Despite the “grey” in its name, a grey wolf’s coat is not necessarily a uniform colour. Its fur may vary depending on where it lives, and may include a mix of black, white and varying shades of grey or brown.
  • While a wolf may run at an average speed of up to 16 kilometres per hour, it can reach a top speed of up to 70 kilometres per hour during the hunt as it closes in on its prey!
  • A wolf pack may consist of up to 12 members who work closely together—especially when pursuing much larger prey.
Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a custom beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.165437
  • Mintage6,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.83
  • Diameter (mm) 40
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistClaude Thivierge (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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