A Calgarian has been chosen, from thousands of contestants, to design a coin celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
On Wednesday, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the artwork by Amy Choi, which will be featured on the 2017 ten-cent coin.
— Royal Canadian Mint (@CanadianMint) November 2, 2016
“My coin expresses the hope that, one day, the offering of the maple leaf will be as symbolic as the offering of an olive branch,” said Amy Choi about her design.
“Since Canada is known world-wide for its desire to promote peace, cooperation and diversity, I was moved to combine the maple leaf and the dove as my way to show what I admire most about my country.”
Choi’s design shows an airborne maple leaf that forms the wings and tail of a dove outlined beneath it. Her coin was among five chosen by Canadians, from across the country, in an online vote in September 2015.
Canadians can expect the designs to start showing up in their pocket change by spring 2017.