This pure silver coin presents a spectacular show of the Northern Lights. The coin contains just over half an ounce of pure silver. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
Using a coloured image, the design features an image of a wolf howling at the night sky bathed in Northern Lights. The full colour background lends movement to the coin and can be seen in the reflection on the lake. It is engraved with the words “CANADA,” the face value of “10 DOLLARS” and the year “2014”.
The Northern Lights:
The Northern Lights are actually a clash between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. Out there, standing in the dark, Earth’s great lightshow may take on a whole new dimension if the shimmering ribbons of light are accompanied by the sound of howling wolves. It’s one of the most beautiful experiences that the wilderness has to offer; a spectacle so mystifying that generations of sky gazers, adventurers and nature lovers have ventured into the darkness, and long pondered if wolves do indeed howl at the light.
At night, in the dead of winter, light and sound travel much farther. If there’s more light, wolves can also be more active; and as their pack disperses in search of food, they will be calling to each other. Their howls will be amplified by the clear, crisp air, just like the northern lights; and the result for the lucky viewer is a beautiful symphony of colour and sound.