The Royal Canadian Mint invites Canadians to vote on designs for 2017 circulation coins

OTTAWA, Sept. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - 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. Please see the attached backgrounder for the full list of finalists. 

Further information on the contest can be found at www.mint.ca/Canada150.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company the 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. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit. www.mint.ca.

 

Backgrounder

 

FINALISTS IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT'S
2017 CIRCULATION COIN DESIGN CONTEST

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 following five designs per category were determined as finalists by the Royal Canadian Mint and a panel of notable Canadians:

 


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

 

The image and full description of each design is available online at www.mint.ca/Canada150.

 

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: media are asked to contact: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Royal Canadian Mint, Telephone: 613-993-9999, aquino@mint.ca

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