Canadian 2013 $20 Silver Wolf Commemorative Coin at Face Value

March 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Royal Canadian Mint’s "Exchange $20 for $20" series is expanded by its second release this year with the 2013 $20 Silver Wolf Commemorative Coin.

Canadian 2013 $20 Silver Wolf Commemorative Coin

Royal Canadian Mint image of its 2013 $20 Silver Wolf Commemorative Coin

Like previous issues of the series, the $20 face value silver coin is sold to the public for $20.

Showcased on the reverse of the newest release is a design depicting one of Canada’s natural inhabitants, a wolf. The coin is struck from 99.99% pure silver and has a maximum mintage of 250,000.

The "Exchange $20 for $20" silver coins have proven to be extremely popular with collectors. Of the seven previously issued, six went on to become sell-outs with the seventh 2013 Hockey Silver Coin near sold-out status. The RCM indicates 97% of the mintage has sold since its release in February.

Offered in the table below is a complete listing of the Royal Canadian Mint’s "Exchange $20 for $20" silver coins including their month of release and their mintages:

Silver Coins in $20 for $20 Series Mintage Release
2011 $20 Maple Leaf Commemorative Coin 200,000 February 2011
2011 $20 Canoe Commemorative Coin 250,000 October 2011
2012 $20 Polar Bear Commemorative Coin 250,000 February 2012
2012 $20 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Coin 250,000 May 2012
2012 $20 Farewell to the Penny Commemorative Coin 250,000 August 2012
2012 $20 Magical Reindeer Commemorative Coin 250,000 September 2012
2013 $20 Hockey Commemorative Coin 250,000 January 2013
2013 $20 Silver Wolf Commemorative Coin 250,000 March 2013


Wolf Silver Coin Designs and Specifications

The coin’s revere image shows a single wolf in its natural habitat of the Canadian countryside. Canadian artist Glen Loates is responsible for the design which is surrounded by the inscriptions of "20 DOLLARS", "ARGENT PUR FINE SILVER 9999", "CANADA", "2013" and the designer’s initials of "GL."

Obverse designs bear the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II" and "D.G. REGINA."

Each coin is composed of 7.96 grams of silver. For comparison purposes, this equates to just over one-quarter ounce of the precious metal. The specimen quality silver coin features a diameter of 27 mm and has a serrated edge.

The Royal Canadian Mint places each in a clear pouch and attaches it to an illustrated folder. The folder contains images of the coin, its specifications and a certificate of authenticity.

Ordering Information

The 2013 $20 Silver Wolf Commemorative Coin is available from the Royal Canadian Mint, while supplies last. Orders from Canada and the United States may be placed via the RCM website on the $20 for $20 page.

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