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WEREWOLF Mythical Creatures Silver Proof Coin 1 Oz 1$ Tuvalu 2013


This beautiful series focuses on and showcases five mythical creatures: Griffin, Unicorn, Phoenix, Werewolf and Dragon. Struck by The Perth Mint  from 1 oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. This coin program will raise a sum of $25,000 as charity funds for UNICEF-Australia.

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A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction.
The werewolf is a widespread concept in European folklore. Belief in werewolf develops parallel to the belief in witches, in the course of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Like the witchcraft trials as a whole, the trial of supposed werewolves emerges in what is now Switzerland in the early 15th century and spreads throughout Europe in the 16th, peaking in the 17th and subsiding by the 18th century.
After the end of the witch-trials, the werewolf became of interest in folklore studies and in the emerging Gothic horror genre; werewolf fiction as a genre has pre-modern precedents in medieval romances and develops in the 18th century out of the "semi-fictional" chap book tradition.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured werewolf fiercely prowling within a dense forest background beneath a full moon. A medieval style banner displays a silhouette of a werewolf and the monetary denomination, with the inscription ‘werewolf’ featured on a scroll at the base of the design. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date.