This 2017 low mintage $20 Timber Wolf coin was offered by the Royal Canadian Mint only to its top regular customers and sold out immediately. Struck in close to an ounce of fine silver with a scalloped edge shape, the coin transports us to the Canadian wilderness and into the midst of a pack of timber wolves. Mintage of this coin is limited to only 6,000. GST/HST exempt.
This unique insider access allows for a rare close-up of three pack members, with two wolves facing right while the other in the foreground faces left. A side-profile view allows for a close examination of each wolf's features, which are rendered in finely detailed engraving with advanced shading techniques that give the design a remarkably life-like appearance. Even the engraved texture of the fur conveys movement, as the wolves tilt their heads in unison towards the sky to release their howls into the night air.
The Timber Wolf:
The timber wolf's intelligence, speed and agility makes it a formidable hunter. The timber wolf prefers to play, hunt and travel in a tight-knit group of up to 12 wolves. In fact, the adage "there is power in numbers" rings true when it comes to this hierarchal pack, for each member has an important role to play while working collectively to bring down their prey. Moving across the tundra or forest as though it knows every corner of its territory, the timber wolf uses its haunting howl to communicate with pack members or warn intruders encroaching on its domain—it's an unmistakable call of the wild that puts everyone on alert and asserts the wolf's reign as master of the land.