A perfect combination of technique and design! All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! (see Additional Information below). All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint – We do not sell’second-hand’ coins from unreliable and potentially fraudulent/counterfeit sources. Composition – silver 99.99% pure. Weight (g) – 62.69 (2 troy ounces). Diameter (mm) – 50. Certificate – serial numbered. Face value – thirty dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists – Jori van der Linde (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). With its steady gaze and haunting cry, the great grey wolf has long inspired musicians, poets and authors. Its features also lend themselves well to artistic interpretation like this detail-rich coin, which takes its inspiration from the Zentangle method of art. The different abstract patterns are the product of creative spontaneity where one’s artistic spirit freely guides each pen stroke. Every intricately engraved line, dot and nuance on the coin come together in an elaborate style that is reminiscent of classic storybook illustrations. One of Canada’s most iconic animal species re-imagined in a creative new art style that uses the Zentangle method! EACH ABSTRACT PATTERN IS EXQUISITE IN ITS OWN RIGHT! Precision engraving and multiple finishes ensure that each pattern is kept distinct from the other, with shaded elements and thicker lines to provide contrast and depth to the overall arrangement! When combined together, the varying curved and straight lines capture the wolf’s likeness in outstanding detail! REMINISCENT OF CLASSIC STORYBOOK ILLUSTRATIONS! The texture of the wolf’s fur lends itself beautifully to a layering of repetitive abstract patterns, which adds a stunning complexity to this fresh artistic take on a traditional wildlife portrait. The coin’s large diameter of 50 mm allows even the smallest detail to shine, adding to the intricacy and complexity of the engraved design. 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. Limited to 4,000 coins worldwide. Each coin is crafted from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. Designed by Canadian artist Jori van der Linde, the coin features a unique side-profile view of a revered icon of the Canadian wilderness: the grey wolf (Canis lupus). Its familiar silhouette, distinctive features and steely gaze provide a framework for a life-like portrait. Precision engraving and multiple finishes ensure that each pattern is kept distinct from the other, with shaded elements and thicker lines to provide contrast and depth to the overall arrangement. The reverse also features the engraved face value “30 DOLLARS”, the year “2017″ and the word “CANADA”. The obverse recreates one of the patterns seen on the reverse (albeit on a larger scale), and features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box. So our costs for Canadian coins also vary from day to day. Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They “cherry-pick” the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item “2017 $30 Zentangle Art The Great Grey Wolf, 2 oz 99.99% Pure Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “okranchlandandcattlecompany” and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: Royal Canadian Mint
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Composition: silver
- Finish: Proof
- Edge: Serrated