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1 oz. Pure Silver Extraordinarily-High Relief Coin - Multifaceted Animal Head: Wolf - Mintage: 2,500 (2019)

1 oz. Pure Silver Extraordinarily-High Relief Coin - Multifaceted Animal Head: Wolf - Mintage: 2,500 (2019)

$139.95 CAD
Mintage: 2,500
Ships Jan-04-2021
Canada and US only
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Capture the symbol of loyalty in a new extraordinarily-high relief minting technique! Order today!

The multifaceted wolf head by Canadian wildlife artist Claude Thivierge is the first of a 3-coin series featuring the innovative use of extraordinarily-high relief (EHR). EHR goes beyond what high and even ultra-high relief techniques can accomplish and elevates the subject matter to around 6 mm. The striking visual effect of a coin that becomes more of a sculpture than a simple embossing is given an exceptional brilliance with innovative proof finish, making the silver shine like never before. This coin, featuring a multifaceted design built out of 435 polygons that are crafted in proof finish to make them sparkle like a diamond, really is an important advancement in minting.

You won't be able to take your eyes off your “extra” high relief, pure silver coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • FIRST IN A NEW THREE COIN SERIES! Every coin features an animal head (wolf, bear, and lynx) in a new multifaceted EHR minting technique.
  • ORDER THE 3-COIN SUBSCRIPTION TO GET $40 IN VALUE!* When you subscribe to the Multifaceted Animal Head series, you'll receive a free collector case with your first coin ($40 value). The three coins in the series are:
    • EHR Wolf (priced at $139.95), available on August 6, 2019.
    • EHR Bear (priced at $139.95), available on October 1, 2019.
    • EHR Lynx (priced at $139.95), available on December 3, 2019.
  • INNOVATIVE WORLD FIRST COINING TECHNOLOGY! The wolf head features an ingenious approach to coin design. This is the first proof-quality coin struck with EHR  ̶  a new term in the world of minting. EHR is defined by an impressive relief that reaches to around 6 millimeters on a coin of only 36 millimeters in diameter and 1 oz. in weight. Ultra-High Relief coins barely reach 2 mm of height and standard relief coins remain almost flat in comparison.
  • EXCEPTIONAL FROSTING! The wolf head's multiple facets, composed of 435 polygons to be exact, are crafted in proof finish to reflect light from various angles. The result is a coin that sparkles like a diamond. The highest quality proof finish combined with the EHR technique gives it an unequaled brilliance and sharpness, making it a world first coin of its kind. A lightly frosted background accentuates the sparkle of the central main design, giving its already dazzling subject even more emphasis. On the obverse, multiple light-relief facets provide similar luminous, reflective effect.
  • UNIQUE SCULPTING! The exceptional three-dimensionality of EHR allows the wolf head to elevate mere embossing to a sculpture of a wolf head. The relief is so extreme and pronounced that the modeling and tooling work had to be approached in an unorthodox manner. The engravers had to adapt their normal coin modeling procedures, CNC machining strategies and tool polishing methods to accommodate such an extreme relief.
  • A UNIQUE COIN! Unlike any other, the multifaceted wolf head feels alive. The innovative EHR technology transforms the imprint into an actual model.
  • AN ODE TO NATURE! Canada is known for its vast and abundant nature, often protected and well preserved. The wilderness enveloping most of our land has continuously shaped our country, our history, and our culture. The multifaceted wolf head highlights the connection between civilization and nature.
  • HIGHLY DETAILED! Claude Thivierge, the coin's artist, is renowned for the crisp detail in his largely animal-themed work. This prowess reflects in the quality of the multifaceted wolf head design, making it a striking piece of great aesthetic value.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 2,500 coins worldwide.
  • ONE OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver.


The reverse sculpture by Claude Thivierge features a multifaceted wolf head built out of 435 polygons. The three-dimensional form protrudes from the flat coin, invoking both nature and geometry in its execution. The EHR plays an integral part of the design, introducing the coin as the first of its kind in the world - sharp, brilliant and doing away with the conventional flatness of minting. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Wolves are loyal. Once a wolf has found its mate, they typically stay together until death does them part. Wolves are known as formidable and ruthless hunters. But when it comes to their family, they exhibit unexpected tenderness. They dedicate themselves to the upbringing and the safety of their puppies.
  • Community is key. Wolves have established a complex and organized societal structure within their packs. At the top of the hierarchy, the alpha male and alpha female are usually the ones to breed. The rest of the pack communally helps raise, watch and feed the cubs.
  • Linked with man. Both humans and wolves live in complex societies. This created a bond that has evolved into what we know today as “man's best friend”, the domesticated dog. Since the Late Paleolithic era, some wolves have been socialized and have become accustomed to life among humans, eventually leading to the emergence of dogs as pets.


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

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  • No.170985
  • Mintage2,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.3
  • Diameter (mm) 36
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value25 dollars
  • ArtistClaude Thivierge (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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