Kings of the Continents - Grey Wolf Silver Coin
  • Kings of the Continents - Grey Wolf Silver Coin
  • Kings of the Continents - Grey Wolf Silver Coin
  • Kings of the Continents - Grey Wolf Silver Coin

Kings of the Continents - Grey Wolf Silver Coin

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The Grey Wolf 1 oz Silver Coin marks the second release in the new Kings of the Continents coin collection, which portrays some of the most dominant and revered animals on each continent. The 1 oz Fine Silver Coins in this collection are of a stunning contemporary-style design, combining colour with engraving.

The Grey Wolf (Canis Lupis) live and hunt in packs of 7-8 animals on average, consisting of the alpha father and alpha mother wolves, their pups and older offspring. This impactful 1 oz coin shows a coloured image of a Grey Wolf snarling expressively against an engraved backdrop of a pine forest.

The coin is encased in an elegant themed box which slides open to reveal the coin nestled in a black velvet interior. The uniquely numbered certificate of authenticity sits within the packaging.

This dramatic Kings of the Continents – Grey Wolf 1 oz Silver Coin has a limited worldwide mintage of only 5,000 and is a must for coin collectors. Don’t howl - secure your Grey Wolf coin now, from New Zealand Mint.

Style Number: 30-00464

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
1 oz

Technical Specifications

  • Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Coin Weight: 1 oz
  • Coin Finish: Proof / Coloured
  • Coin Diameter: 40mm (Nominal)
  • Coin Edge: Milled
  • Coin Denomination: $2
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Coin Mintage: 5,000
  • Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

The Grey Wolf Canis Lupus is the second animal to feature in our Kings of the Continents coin collection, which will portray some of the most dominant and revered animals on each continent.

Once prevalent over most of Europe, Asia and North America, the habitat of the grey wolf has been diminished because of widespread human encroachment of its habitat. The global population is today estimated at approximately 400,000 animals. Europe, excluding Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, has an estimated population of 12,000 wolves across 28+ countries.

Once widespread in Europe, wolves were dramatically reduced in number throughout the early nineteenth century, due to intense hunting.  The recovery of European wolf populations only began after the 1950s, when traditional pastoral lifestyles were replaced by farming, removing the need to heavily persecute wolves. Today the grey wolf is protected in parts of Europe and is recovering in population overall.

Being carnivores, they hunt deer, moose and caribou as well as smaller mammals such as hares and squirrels. The positive ripple effects of wolves on keeping the eco system in balance is only recently started to be understood and fully appreciated.

Wolves have strong social bonds and typically mate for life. They live and hunt in packs of 7 to 8 animals on average, consisting of the alpha mother and alpha father wolves, their pups and older offspring. In the wild, they usually live up to 13 years old and in captivity, they live upwards of 15 years.

Fact: Wolves have unique howls that can be used to tell individuals apart.

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