A nickel, loonie, or toonie for your thoughts?
The Royal Canadian Mint is hoping to cash in on votes for new designs for Canada’s commemorative coins.
From snowmen to campfires, there’s plenty of choice in the online vote.
Alex Reeves with the Royal Canadian Mint says voter’s choices will be minted for one year – in 2017.
“They have the opportunity to vote on finalists – five different categories, five designs in each category. The winning design will become a future circulation coin that will replace all five of our current circulating denomination – from the five, ten, twenty-five cent…to the dollar and two dollar coin.”
The old designs return to circulation in 2018.
“In 2017, we will be issuing coins with only these popular designs – the polar bear, the caribou, the bluenose, and so on are going to take a little one year break…and return to our coinage in 2018.”
The contest commemorates Canada’s 150th birthday.