The Royal Canadian Mints Call of the Wild Series is a unique issue from Canada that focuses once again on the native wildlife found throughout the vast wildlands of the nation. The moose is one of the largest mammals walking the wilds of North America.
The Call of the Wild Series from the Royal Canadian Mint features shared design elements on all coins. Most notably is the use of sound waves on the reverse side of the coin accompanying the animal featured in the design. The moose has a reputation for violent outbursts when its territory is challenged or it perceives a threat to its young, but most Canadians know the moose as a gentle giant.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is the sovereign mint of Canada. It originally included only the Ottawa Mint facility, but today includes a secondary Winnipeg Mint facility. The two mints fulfill different roles, with Ottawa striking commemorative and bullion coins while Winnipeg focuses on circulation currency.