Outer box has some tape marks but the coin, wooden box and certificate are in perfect condition. Four subspecies of Canis lupus are found across northern and western Canada and in the regionaround the Great Lakes. Canis lupus lycaon, the Eastern Timber Wolf, resides in the south-eastern region of the Great Lakes. Canis lupus arctos, the Arctic Wolf, lives in the far north. Canis lupus nubilus, known as the Great Plains Wolf or BuffaloWolf, lives in the south-central region just west of the Great Lakes.Some experts believe that howling-that eerie hallmark of this unique species-is a key element of territoryestablishment, acting both as a warning to other packs and a call to gathering among pack members. Your coin is the Mint's first-ever half-kilogram coin! Your coin features a portrait of Canada's beloved wolf. Your coin features four different finishes to lend depth and texture to Canadian artist Pierre Leduc's beautiful wolf portrait. A stunning addition to any collection featuring Canadian wildlife, images of nature, Canadiana, or wolves. Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc and presents a profile portrait of a howling wolfbacked 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 bringa lifelike gleam to its haunting eye, Royal Canadian Mint engravers have lent additional beauty to the artistry of the original design. These finishes alsohelp 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 isset.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-brandedwooden box with standard beauty box. Composition: fine silver (99.99% pure). Artist: Pierre Leduc (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse).