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Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Federation with a coin design contest

Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Federation with a coin design contest

With the finalist designs now selected, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to vote on what will be depicted on Canada’s 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will appear in 2017. Canadians can vote for their favourites on www.mint.ca/Canada150 until October 9.

“I was delighted and impressed by the artistic talent shown by Canadians in their design submissions for the coin design contest,” said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “The next phase of the contest now lies in the hands of the public who will choose what designs best represent our country and the Mint looks forward to these circulation coins being released during Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017.”

The Royal Canadian Mint received over ten thousand entries from every province and territory for the My Canada, My Inspiration coin design contest, with designs being submitted in each of the following five categories:

  • • Our Wonders (Canada’s beauty, from nature to monuments)
  • • Our Character (Values or principles which define Canadian identity)
  • • Our Achievements (Discoveries, exploration or victories)
  • • Our Passions (From culture to sports, to pastimes)
  • • Our Future (This category was reserved for Canadians 12-years of age and under for the 25-cent coin)

The five finalist designs per category were determined by a team of employees and internal experts at the Royal Canadian Mint and a panel of notable Canadians.

Finalists in The Royal Canadian Mint’s 2017 Circulation Coin Design Contest

Our Wonders

  • The Salmon’s Run – Lucas Carmona (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Flora and Fauna Snowflake – Laura Kinder (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Canada Goose – Sinclair Healy (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Canadian Icons – Sam Paonessa (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Dance of the Spirits – Timothy Hsia (Richmond, British Columbia)

Our Character

  • Our Home and Native Land – Sarah Ko (Markham, Ontario)
  • Confederation Bouquet – Stephen Hsia (Richmond, British Columbia)
  • Canadian Wings of Peace – Amy Choi (Calgary, Alberta)
  • The Canadian Family – Robert Beaupré (Saint-Lambert, Québec)
  • True North Strong and Free – Robert Romano (Richmond Hill, Ontario)

Our Achievements

  • Wheat – Michael Little (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • Coast to Coast – Victoria Heryet (Delta, British Columbia)
  • Making the Impossible Possible – Gordon Ho (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Coast to Coast – Wesley Klassen (St. Catharines, Ontario)
  • To Sea of Blue from Sea of Gold – Allie Smorodin (Buchanan, Saskatchewan)

Our Passions

  • Farmers – Our Lifeline – Katherine Moon (Chatham, Ontario)
  • Winter Fun – Andrew Meredith (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan)
  • Campfires – Laura Timmermans (Nanaimo, British Columbia)
  • Want to Build a Snowman? – Stephen Black (Scarborough, Ontario)
  • Aboriginal First Nations Beaver – Gerald Gloade (Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia)

Our Future

  • The Colours of Art in Canada – Kelly Tsui (Richmond Hill, Ontario)
  • Fly Canada Fly – Adrian Chan (Richmond, British Columbia)
  • Looking Beyond – Zoey Russell (Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia)
  • Birth of a Green Future – Joelle Wong (Richmond Hill, Ontario)
  • A Mechanical Future – Candace Wong (Markham, Ontario)

Coin design images and further information on the contest can be found at www.mint.ca/Canada150.

Royal Canadian Mint
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The Royal Canadian Mint, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. In operation since 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale.

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