Wolves hunt in packs and have done so for thousands of years. The packs are territorial,’owning’ regions that can be as large as hundreds of square kilometers. They traverse vast distances in their territory each day, seeking prey. Some experts believe that howling-that eerie hallmark of this unique species-is a key element of territory establishment, acting both as a warning to other packs and a call to gathering among pack members. The reverse design by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc presents a profile portrait of a howling wolf backed by a coniferous forest. The central feature of the image is the highly detailed right-side profile of the head of a wolf, its muzzle turned skyward and its mouth open in the wolf’s familiar howling pose. Using up to four separate finishes to emphasize the texture of the wolf’s coat across its face, muzzle, ears, and neck, and to bring a lifelike gleam to its haunting eye, Royal Canadian Mint engravers have lent additional beauty to the artistry of the original design. These finishes also help to deepen the sense of high relief for the fore grounded wolf, which seems ready to emerge from the background of coniferous trees against which it is set. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly releases its first-ever half-kilogram coin! Over 17 oz of fine silver. This exceptional Royal Canadian Mint first features aportrait of Canada’s beloved wolf. Royal Canadian Mint engravers have used up to four different finishes to lend depth and texture to Canadian artist Pierre Leduc’s beautiful wolf portrait. A stunning addition to any collection featuringCanadian wildlife, images of nature, Canadiana, orwolves. Composition 99.99% fine silver. Mintage 1,000. Weight (g) 500. Diameter (mm) 85. Artist Pierre Leduc. Packaging Wooden box with standard beauty box. Finished size 225 mm x 225mm. Customers located in MANITOBA, CANADA!!!! Please DO NOT hit pay it now until a revised invoice can be generated and sent to you. The item “2014 Half-Kilo’Howling Wolf’ $125 Silver Coin. 9999 Fine” is in sale since Wednesday, August 12, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint
- Year: 2014