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.
BONUS! The 25-cent coin also comes in this coloured version, which is being released into the wild with the rest of the Canada 150 circulating coins.
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