Wolves...What's not to love! This is a 2017 $30 Fine Silver Coin from The Royal Canadian Mint. A diameter of 50 millimeters and weight of 2 troy ounces. The artist of this wolf is Jori van der Linde. This style combines multiple abstract patterns in an intricate design within the wolf itself. The obverse designed by Susanna Blunt of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It has a mintage of 4000 and a beautiful Proof finish! I hope you can see all the detail of this coin in my photo's, it's really an amazing piece!
Today is October 9th.. Traditionally Columbus Day. This day used to be a big deal with parades and a long weekend for all. Sadly, no more. The powers that be have decided to change history yet again. Enough politics. I just wanted to share what used to be a very common coin in Italy. It is a 1925 10 centesimi. It is a 22.5 mm, 5.4 g copper coin. It was minted from 1919-1937. The obverse features a portrait of the Italian King Vittorio Emanuelle III facing left with lettering around the side. The engraver was Attilio Silvio Motti. The reverse shows a honey bee on a flower, date on the bottom and mintmark on the left. The engraver was Renato Brozzi. Interestingly King Emanuelle was a famous coin collector and numismatist. On May 9, 1946 the King donated his collection, which was over 100,000 coins, to the Italian People. He also donated his copy of the famous Numismatic 20 volume reference "Corpus Nummorum Italicorum". I hope you enjoy this little blog. Once again "Happy Columbus Day!" Please no Political comments. Thnaks for looking.