Yet it is that same hunting instinct that makes the elusive wolf an essential part of its ecosystem, where it helps maintain the balance between flora and fauna, predator and prey. The coin's reverse design is inspired by the yin yang symbol and illustrates the wolf's strong social bonds. No matter which way you view the design, it will pull you into the wolf's gaze. Yellow gold and black rhodium plating divide the coin's design into two opposing but complementary elements. It is a powerful representation of a keystone species tht, historically, has been both feared and revered, though our understandingt of it has evolved and improved over time.
Beneath the gold and black rhodium plating, the coin has a 99.99 % pure silver core. The matte gunmetal finish strikes a dramatic contrast next to the yellow gold.
Each finish plays with light and shadows to bring out details that are otherwise unseen in the other portion of the design. Low Mintage - Limited to 4,500 coins worldwide.
The circular reverse design by Claude Thivierge features a contrasting yin and yang-like representation of the grey wolf. Two wolves are positioned chin-to-chin to illustrate the tight social bonds that exist between pack members and each wolf has fixed its gaze on the viewer. Gold and black rhodium plating perfectly splits this engraved image into two opposite but complementary halves. The obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. The item "2021 Canada $20 Black and Gold The Grey Wolf 1oz. 9999 Silver Mintage 4,500" is in sale since Monday, July 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "scottloos" and is located in North Bend, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.