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The design of the Norwegian coin has a Norwegian Elkhound embossed on it. They also offer a coin set featuring coins with that Country's birds and animals. These coins were first produced in the year 1958. This design includes animals such as horse, squirrel, grouse and moose.
Another coin that could include with the three coins mentioned earlier is the fifty cent 1967 Canadian Centennial Commemorative coin series. This portrays the timber wolf with its head raised to the sky as though it is calling its mate. You may extend your imagination to hear his frightening call.
We had indicated earlier that only three modern coins featured dogs on them however if you include timber wolf as a breed of a dog the number will raise to four. Timber wolves could be considered a breed of dog since it shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog. This figure will go up considerably if you consider the year date of such coins.
The coins of Norway and Ireland are reissued every year with the date being unchanged. Hence you will find that there are twelve varieties of the coin with Elkhound and fifteen to twenty of the coins with Wolfhound; these have been minted both in nickel and copper.
In case a person is fond of dogs as well as coin collection, he would be keen to collect samples of these coins at least to use it as a conversation piece. Regular coil collectors would like to collect the whole set of coins. In case you are not familiar about coin collecting the following steps will guide you to get started on coin collection.