Canadian 2017 $15 Wolf Coin Features Glow-in-the-Dark Eyes


The Royal Canadian Mint is now selling the final of three coins from its Animal Eyes series which features the extraordinary eyes of some of Canada’s unique wildlife.

Canadian 2017 $15 Wolf Coin - glow-in-dark
The Canadian 2017 $15 Wolf Coin, the third and final issue from the Mint’s Animal Eyes series. Click on the image to see its glow-in-the-dark features.

The 3-coin program highlights some of the nation’s best nocturnal hunters with designs showcasing a unique enamel effect and glow-in-the-dark technology.

The final series piece is the 2017 $15 In The Eyes Of The Wolf Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin. It is available individually or may be ordered as part of a 3-coin subscription with 72% of those sold. Previous program releases include the In the Eyes of the Great Horned Owl coin and the In the Eyes of the Lynx coin. All three have a limited mintage of 6,500.

In The Eyes of Canada's Wildlife coins
Images of the three glow-in-the-dark eye coins

The eyes of the depicted animal on each coin are treated with a new glossy enamel effect that adds to their depth of color. In addition, the eyes also contain glow-in-the-dark technology so they can glow when taken into darkness. Curtis Atwater is credited with the reverse design for all three coins.

Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the coins’ obverse (heads side). Inscriptions around the portrait read: CANADA, 2017, ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA and the legal tender face value of 15 DOLLARS.

Canadian 2017 $15 Great Horned Owl Coin - Obverse
RCM image of an obverse coin of the series

Additional specifications for the coins include a weight of 23.17 grams and a diameter of 36.07 mm. Each is produced in 99.99% pure silver to proof quality and includes a serialized certificate.


Order the newest or previous coins directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at This affiliate link will take to the Mint’s current lineup of glow-in-the-dark coins.

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Michael Irwin

Although I have not availed myself of this series I can attest to the never ending focus of the Royal Canadian Mints direction in coinage for the collector. As a Platinum Plus Member their expertise in artistic as well as technical purity is outstanding. Their appliqués a very good and are represented well as displayed in illustrative marketing on their site. Their return policy is generous should there be any disappointment which I would think a rare occurrence.