The second 3/4 oz Royal Canadian Mint bullion coin featuring the Grey Wolf!
The 3/4 oz 2016 Canadian Grey Wolf Silver Coin by the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the tenacity and amazing comeback of this signature predator of the North. Despite having been on the verge of extinction in recent years, the grey wolf (canis lupus lupus) is once again visible in much of it's original habitat and has been classified as "LC" or "Least Concern" by the IUCN. The Grey Wolf is the largest extant member of it's family, averaging 43 - 45 kg in males and 36 - 38.5 kg in females. It has less pointed features than other wolves and is one of the world's best researched and well known animals. At 3/4 of an ounce, this uncommonly sized coin pays to tribute to one of natures most unique, social hunters.
The obverse features the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II 2 Dollars 2016", the artist's initials and the new radial lines design also used in silver maple leaf coins by the Royal Canadian Mint.
The reverse by Canadian artist Maurade Baynton features two grey wolves howling at the full moon. The wolves thick winter fur is fully visible as is the snowy landscape they inhabit. They are surrounded by the words "Canada 2016 Fine Silver 3/4 oz 9999 Argent Pur" and the outer edge also features the radial lines used in silver maple leaf coins. The edge is reeded and the coin is made from the signature 9999 pure silver that people have come to expect from such a prestigious mint.
This beautiful coin stands alone in a class by itself and is sure to be a favourite with collectors of wildlife, wolf and beautiful silver coins.
In multiples of 30 these coins will be shipped in a plastic tube. In multiples of 600 these coins will be shipped in a monster box.
|Maurade Baynton (reverse)|
|Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II 2 Dollars" and the artist's initials|
|Two Grey Wolves howling at the moon and the words "Canada 2016 Fine Silver 3/4 oz 9999 Argent Pur" and the artist's initials|
|Royal Canadian Mint|