The Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on Designs for 2017 Circulation Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on Designs for 2017 Circulation Coins

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 – 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.

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For more information, media are asked to contact:

Christine Aquino
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Royal Canadian Mint
Telephone: 613-993-9999
aquino@mint.ca

 

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.

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For more information, media are asked to contact:

Christine Aquino
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Royal Canadian Mint
Telephone: 613-993-9999
aquino@mint.ca