To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the country, the Royal
Canadian Mint has given a chance for Canadians to vote on
designs and ideas for five 2017 coin denominations from the 5-cent
coin to the $2 piece.
Via Twitter or Facebook, voters may vote until Oct. 9 for designs
inspired by hobbies, passions, and environmental wonders of their country.
Voters may select from five categories, defined below, with five
designs submitted for consideration in each category for a total of 25 designs.
The five categories are:
Our Wonders (Canada’s beauty, from nature to monuments)
Our Character (Values or principles that define Canadian
Our Achievements (Discoveries, exploration or
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)
Design possibilities found among the five categories include those
with themes like "The Salmon's Run," "Want to Build a
Snowman?" and "Making the Impossible Possible." Many of
the designs recognize various achievements that the country has reached.
Participants may vote as often as they like until the Octo. 9 deadline.
some past Coin World coverage on the contest here, as well.