This 2017 $15 proof fine silver coin is the final in this popular series, and presents an up-close and mesmerizing view of a Wolf using exceptional art and dynamic special effects. The amber eyes of the wolf peer out of the darkness with the gloss of enamel, but with realistic detail and complexity that has never before been possible. To complete this tribute to the nocturnal species, the coin also features glow-in-the-dark technology. Hold your coin under a light source for 30-60 seconds then view it in darkness, where the colourful eyes glow—as they would during a night-time encounter with limited light. This finely detailed wolf coin weighs about three quarters of an ounce of pure silver, and has a limited mintage of just 6,500. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, it is HST/GST exempt.
The amber-coloured eyes convey the wolf’s intelligence and strength in this reverse design by Canadian artist Curtis Atwater. Complex engraving captures the wild canine’s likeness in remarkable detail, whether it’s the fine whiskers protruding from its muzzle or the textured appearance of the thick fur. Special emphasis is placed on the eyes, where an enamel effect mimics the glossy look of a traditional paint application but with far more colour variation, which gives each iris a more life-like appearance. The design is further enhanced by glow-in-the-dark technology, which evokes the luminous glow of the wolf’s eyes when encountered in low-light conditions. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.