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The Multifaceted Wolf Head by Canadian wildlife artist Claude Thivierge is the first of a 3-coin series featuring the innovative use of Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR). EHR goes beyond what High and even Ultra-High Relief techniques can accomplish and elevates the subject matter to around 6 mm. The striking visual effect of a coin that becomes more of a sculpture than a simple embossing is given an exceptional brilliance with innovative proof finish, making the silver shine like never before. This coin, featuring a multifaceted design built out of 435 polygons that are crafted in proof finish to make them sparkle like a diamond, really is an important advancement in minting.
The wolf as a subject matter is a distinctive, powerful symbol in Canadian history. Its role as a spiritual guide and, for some even a deity, is deeply rooted in the culture of ancestral First Nations. The wolf embodies loyalty, strength, courage, and steadfast determination. Inspiring with its piercing gaze, dense fur and remarkable hunter physique, the wolf also captivates with its social nature and likeness to mankind.