This is the successor to the smash hit 2020 3 Ounce Majestic Eagle issue from Mongolia and Coin Invest Trust… The Mystic Wolf.
The reverse shows 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.
You can tell the wolf is looking off in the distance scanning the landscape. 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 equally awe-inspiring and shows the snarling mouth of the wolf. You can almost feel the impending attack. 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 incredible relief. The background has a unique geometric pattern with the hidden “2021” date struck into the design.
Mongolia has a large wolf population that numbers 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 and can reach speeds of 85 km/h.
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 these stunning coins.