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Mint Taps Canadians to Design Coins for 150th Birthday

March 12, 2015 7:59 AM | News

Mint CoinCanadians are being asked for input on proposed coin designs to mark the Royal Canadian Mint’s 150th anniversary.

In 2017, the Mint will circulate 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins with winning designs from coast-to-coast.

Canadian residents are being asked what Canada means to them by entering coin designs in the following theme categories until April 30, 2015:

  • 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)
  • Canada’s future (this category is reserved for Canadians 12-years of age and under for the 25-cent coin)

The winning design in each category — once narrowed down by a panel of notable Canadians and Mint officials — will be selected by an online vote taking place in September. Each circulation coin denomination will feature one of the winning designs in 2017.

Full contest rules and details on how to enter are available at Mint.ca/Canada150.