The European wolf is one of the world’s rarest mammals. Few European countries still have substantial numbers of wolves. European wolves have managed to survive only in the most remote, mountainous, or densely forested regions Wolves (Canis lupus) were the most widespread terrestrial mammal after humans, living throughout most of the northern hemisphere. Although the wolf is a protected species in most European countries, some hunters see no reason to stop killing wolves for sport, and will pay a great deal of money for the privilege. Wolf survival in Europe obviously requires more than simple legislations. A few wolves have started to re-colonize western and northern Europe. They come from remnant populations in Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe which are now recovering because of legal protection. Almost as extinct as the species it depicts, this Legal Tender 500 Dinara Crown from Bosnia-Herzegovina has been almost impossible to find in the secondary market since its release. I was fortunate enough to be able to acquire a small group of these pieces in Europe.