Located in the mountains of north-central Asia between Russia to the north and China to the south sits Mongolia which has a large wolf population numbering around 30,000! Mongolia’s sweeping landscapes and wide-open valleys are a perfect hunting environment for a wolf pack as they can cover great distances when hunting for food. Wolves on one hand can be graceful and peaceful looking animals while on the other hand they can be ferocious killers that inspire fear with their snarling teeth. These two sides of the wolf are captured perfectly on this stunning coin!
Struck at the famous CIT Mint and Issued in 2021 by Mongolia as legal tender, this beautiful Silver Proof Mystic Wolf has a denomination of 500 Tugrik. It was struck in High Relief from 1oz of .999 fine silver and was limited to a total mintage of just 2500!
The reverse design features a front facing view and a side profile of a wolf in its calm state. The side profile view is struck in ultra high relief with an incredible amount of detail given to the fur and facial features. The front facing view of the wolf is expertly struck so that it appears like the wolf is a ghosted image in the background. Razor fine detail and relief combine together to create this effect.
The obverse is awe-inspiring and shows the snarling mouth of the wolf. His teeth are struck in ultra high relief and the spaces between are inset into the surface which provides an amazing contrast. The tilted effigy is shown where the wolf’s nose is and provides yet even another layer of ultra high relief. The background has a unique geometric pattern with the hidden “2021” date struck into the design.
This 2021 500 Tugrik Mongolia 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Mystic Wolf has been certified PR69 DCAM First Strike by PCGS!!