Canada 25-CENTS 150th (KM-new) Bird, Beaver, Turtle
For Canada's 150th anniversary, the Mint issued a new set of five circulating coins collectively called "My Canada, My Inspiration." The designs were all submitted by Canadians, and voted on before the final selection was made by the Mint. Three of the winning coin designs feature animals, so yay.
The 25 cent coin -- called "Hope for Green Future" -- was designed by 9-year old Joelle Wong of Richmond Hill, Ontario. She based her design on a painting she made along with research on Canadian wildlife and Indigenous art techniques.
- Diameter: 23.8 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad Steel