Canada's Pocket Change 150 contest is in full swing

Voting is open, will remain open till October 9
By , Coin World
Published : 09/02/15
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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 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)

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.

Read some past Coin World coverage on the contest here, as well. 


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