2019 $25 1 oz. Pure Silver Extraordinarily-High Relief Coin – Multifaceted Animal Head: Wolf – Mintage: 2,500


2019 $25 1 oz. Pure Silver Extraordinarily-High Relief Coin – Multifaceted Animal Head: Wolf – Mintage: 2,500

Catalog #: RCM25-2019W


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Capture the symbol of loyalty in a new extraordinarily-high relief minting technique!

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.


  • INNOVATIVE WORLD FIRST COINING TECHNOLOGY! The wolf head features an ingenious approach to coin design. This is the first proof-quality coin struck with EHR  ̶  a new term in the world of minting. EHR is defined by an impressive relief that reaches to around 6 millimeters on a coin of only 36 millimeters in diameter and 1 oz. in weight. Ultra-High Relief coins barely reach 2 mm of height and standard relief coins remain almost flat in comparison.
  • EXCEPTIONAL FROSTING! The wolf head’s multiple facets, composed of 435 polygons to be exact, are crafted in proof finish to reflect light from various angles. The result is a coin that sparkles like a diamond. The highest quality proof finish combined with the EHR technique gives it an unequaled brilliance and sharpness, making it a world first coin of its kind. A lightly frosted background accentuates the sparkle of the central main design, giving its already dazzling subject even more emphasis. On the obverse, multiple light-relief facets provide similar luminous, reflective effect.
  • UNIQUE SCULPTING! The exceptional three-dimensionality of EHR allows the wolf head to elevate mere embossing to a sculpture of a wolf head. The relief is so extreme and pronounced that the modeling and tooling work had to be approached in an unorthodox manner. The engravers had to adapt their normal coin modeling procedures, CNC machining strategies and tool polishing methods to accommodate such an extreme relief.
  • A UNIQUE COIN! Unlike any other, the multifaceted wolf head feels alive. The innovative EHR technology transforms the imprint into an actual model.
  • AN ODE TO NATURE! Canada is known for its vast and abundant nature, often protected and well preserved. The wilderness enveloping most of our land has continuously shaped our country, our history, and our culture. The multifaceted wolf head highlights the connection between civilization and nature.
  • HIGHLY DETAILED! Claude Thivierge, the coin’s artist, is renowned for the crisp detail in his largely animal-themed work. This prowess reflects in the quality of the multifaceted wolf head design, making it a striking piece of great aesthetic value.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 2,500 coins worldwide.
  • ONE OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver.
  • You won’t be able to take your eyes off your “extra” high relief, pure silver coin! Order today!