This HUGE 2016 $250 one kilogram pure silver coin (32.15 ounces) is the fourth to feature mesmerizing enameled eyes. This coin follows the owl, cougar, and bear coin which all quickly sold out and are now extremely difficult to obtain in the secondary market. This coin is called “In the Eyes of the Timber Wolf”, and features a mintage of just 400 pieces.
Colour, design and engraving come together in this rendering of artist Pierre Leduc wolf portrait, beautifully showcased in this impressive $250 coin. Coloured enamel is used to showcase the timber wolf’s eyes. It creates an impression that the viewer and the animal are locked in an exchange of gazes.
The coin is struck in.9999 pure silver with a diameter of 10cm and a high-quality double or triple struck proof finish. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
A close view of the wolf’s facial features dominates the reverse, where the application of gold-toned enamel immediately pulls the focus towards its unforgettable stare. The colour effect adds a glowing intensity to each iris while darkening the pupils; breaking free from this locked gaze, a study of the wolf’s other facial features shows an outstanding amount of detail. Advanced finishing and shading techniques enhance the intricate engraving and provide a breathtaking sense of depth, texture and contrast to the wolf’s ears, nose, mouth and fur.