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With its soulful cry and ethereal presence, the grey wolf (Canis lupus) has long inspired Canada’s artists to create artwork that captures the wild beauty of the iconic species. This fine silver coin introduces a new take on the traditional image of the fearless predator, by combining varying abstract patterns in a beautifully engraved celebration of life as art.


SRP: $174.95
Item Number: 156320
UPC: 6-23932-08044-7
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 4,000
Weight (g): 62.69
Diameter (mm): 50
Face Value: $30
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Jori Van Der Linde
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box


  •  A creative new take on one of Canada’s most iconic animal species.Each abstract pattern is exquisite in its own right; when combined together, the varying curved and straight lines capture the wolf’s likeness in outstanding detail.

  • The coin’s large diameter (50 mm) allows even the smallest detail to shine, adding to the intricacy and complexity of the engraved design.

  • It’s the perfect marriage of technique and design: The high-precision engraving and finishing techniques are a powerful testament to the outstanding craftsmanship and technical expertise of the Royal Canadian Mint engravers.

  • A visually stunning addition to any collection.

  • A superb gift for art and nature lovers alike, thanks to the coin’s high artistic value and theme.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Jori Van Der Linde 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. 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. 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.

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