Central Bank issues Tundra Wolf coins
The Central Bank of Russia has issued commemorative silver Tundra Wolf coins with the image of Arctic wolves roaming the entire Arctic.
The new silver coins are in denominations of three, 25 and 100 rubles, and the gold coins, 50, 100 and 10,000 rubles. The silver coins are made of 925 sterling silver and the gold ones of 999 fine gold.
The reverse side of the three-ruble coin features a relief image of a Tundra wolf, with cliffs and a starry sky in the background. The reverse side of the 25-ruble coin features two Tundra wolves against a backdrop of a water surface, cliffs and a starry sky. The 100-ruble coin has two Tundra wolves, a male and a female, in front of cliffs. All background images are made using laser mat finishing technology.
The reverse side of 50-ruble gold coin features a relief image of a Tundra wolf. And on the 100-ruble coins, there is a Tundra wolf relief etched against the surface of water, cliffs and the sun. In turn, the 10,000-ruble coin depicts a female Arctic wolf with cubs, etched against the water surface and cliffs. Background images on the reverse side of gold coins also feature laser mat finishing technology.
In all, 5,000 three-ruble and 1,000 25-ruble silver coins have been minted, along with a total of75 100-ruble and 1,000 50-ruble silver coins. A thousand 50-ruble and 50 10,000-ruble gold coins have also been issued.
The obverse side of Tundra Wolf commemorative coins from the Let's Save our World series also features the Russian state emblem, and shows the denomination and the metal (Ag or Au), including hallmarks, the St. Petersburg Mint's trademark and the pure precious metal's weight.