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Canada 2018 Geometric Fauna Series #1 - Grey Wolves $20 Pure Silver Low Poly Art Wolf Proof with Color L03

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Get this first in the innovative Geometric Fauna series, illustrating the natural beauty of Canadian wildlife! Combining color with techniques borrowed from low poly art, this pure silver proof puts a contemporary, digital spin on the iconic Grey Wolf!

Welcome to the innovative Geometric Fauan Series, the popular new prgram of spectacular, one troy ounce pure silver proof-finish coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. The goal is to put a new take on the familiar designs of Canada's natural heritage. As digital artists seek to recreate the physical world through dimensional images, modeling techniques based on geometric shapes have given way to a new visual style, called low poly art. This eye-catching series utilizes this art style to present a contemporary spin on and artistic interpretation Canadian wildlife.

Swiftly traveling across North America's wild landscapes, the wolf (Canis lupus) makes its presence known when it releases its unmistakable howl into the night. Our exploration of the great outdoors at night continues with this third coin in the Nocturnal by Nature series, using selective black rhodium plating to set the mood for a canine moonlit serenade!

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A lone wolf in the snow, howling to its pack.This ingenious coin design brings together a mass of polygons to create a captivating image of a pair of grey wolves. Known as “low poly” art, this geometric technique has been merged with outstanding sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques. The result? A stunning design with exceptional relief that defines every polygon, and rich, bold colors that bring depth, dimension and a powerful sense of shadow and light to the scene. Breathtaking use of color furthers the design. In keeping with the low poly art style, lustrous colors contribute to the perception of depth and shadows.

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An Original Work of Art!
Created by Canadian wildlife artist Claude Thivierge, the design fuses two different art styles - low poly art and a more realistic, true-to-life style - for a contemporary take on a classic wilderness icon, the grey wolf. On this misty, moonlit night, Canis lupus moves swiftly and silently down a rocky outcrop in Canada’s boreal forest. Bold color over the engraved relief brings the landscape to life through a wealth of textural details that add a realistic touch to this multi-layered design. The coin’s silver surface is visible within the two engraved wolves, which are comprised of multiple polygon shapes that define the low poly art style. In spite of the straight lines and pointed edges, each shape is carefully positioned to convey the natural curves of the grey wolf’s familiar outline, while various finishing techniques mimic the effect of light and shadows. One wolf’s instinctive leap suddenly creates the illusion of movement, transformation and the “shattering” of boundaries - those of its geometric form, and the reverse image itself - as its depiction artfully transitions.

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The Wild Wolf
WolfIt's a true thrill to wildlife lovers when they catch a glimpse of the mythic wolf in the wild! Although they were held in high esteem for eons by Native Americans because of their spirits, wolves have been eradicated throughout most their range in North America, partly by hunters for trophies, and partly by ranchers as pests. However, wolves have been making a comeback recently and have been reintroduced to several locations, including national parks. Wolves play an important role by preying on big game animals and helping to control their population, including eliminating aged and diseased animals. Though they hunt in packs, wolves do not view humans as prey.

The largest member of the canine family, the Grey Wolf varies in color from grizzled gray or black to pure white. This animal tends to live, travel and hunt in a pack, which usually includes the alpha mother and father, their pups and several younger animals. Grey Wolves develop close relationships and strong social bonds. They often demonstrate deep affection for other members of their pack, and may even sacrifice themselves to protect the family unit!

The howl of a wolf pack sends shivers down even the most stalwart spine. Wolves traverse vast distances in their territory each day, seeking to bring down their prey, including animals much larger than themselves, such as deer, moose and caribou! Some wildlife experts believe that their howling - that eerie calling card that is unique to this species - is a key element of territory establishment, acting both as a warning to unaffiliated wolves and a call to assemble to the members of the pack itself.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Created by Canadian wildlife artist Claude Thivierge, the design fuses two different art styles - low poly art and a more realistic, true-to-life style - for a contemporary take on a classic wilderness icon, the grey wolf. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications 
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      6,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Claude Thivierge
Certificate Individually Numbered



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