2015 Canadian Coins Depict Imposing Alpha Wolf

by Darrin Lee Unser on July 10, 2015 · 0 comments

One of nature’s top predators is captured on new collectibles from the Royal Canadian Mint, the 2015 Imposing Alpha Wolf 1 oz. Pure Gold Coin and 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin.

2015 Imposing Alpha Wolf Gold and Silver Coins

2015 Imposing Alpha Wolf Gold and Silver Coins

The $350 gold piece is rendered in 99.999% purity, touted by the Mint as "the highest standard of pure gold available in the world." The $20 silver coin is 99.99% fine.

Both coins share the same basic design of a lone wolf. The animal is one of nature’s most savvy hunters. Aided by excellent senses of smell, hearing and sight, it not only survives but thrives in the rugged remote areas of Canada.

Coin Designs and Specifications

Canadian artist Maurade Baynton designed the reverse image found on the gold and silver Imposing Alpha Wolf coins. The wolf appears in its natural habitat perched on a rocky slope. Behind, tall timbers can be seen with a mountain range in the distance and a winding river valley below.

2015 $350 Imposing Alpha Wolf Gold Coin

2015 $350 Imposing Alpha Wolf Gold Coin

The $350 gold coin features various finishes against a background that has been hand-polished. The $20 silver coin offers selective coloring to enhance the lifelike details of the wolf and the rocks it is perched upon.

2015 $20 Imposing Alpha Wolf Silver Coin

2015 $20 Imposing Alpha Wolf Silver Coin

Susanna Blunt’s regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is found on obverses.

Specifications for the two coins are offered in the chart below:

  Gold Coin Silver Coin
RCM Product No. 143696 143726
Mintage 400 6,500
Composition 99.999% pure gold 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof
Weight (g) 35 31.39
Diameter (mm) 34 38
Edge serrated
Certificate serialized
Face Value (CAD) $350 $20
Obverse Artist Susanna Blunt
Reverse Artist Maurade Baynton

 

Ordering

Both coins are available directly from the Royal Canadian Mint www.mint.ca to order. An affiliate link to the Mint’s new releases found here. Each ship encapsulated and presented in a Mint-branded maroon display case along with a serialized certificate of authenticity.

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