|In personal collections
|Created by Joelle Wong when she was eight years old, the upcoming 25-cent coin celebrates the theme Canada’s Future. The design symbolizes how Canadians are all connected in protecting its nature.
Wong worked with one of her teachers to research Canadian wildlife and indigenous art techniques to develop her painting of animals commonly represented in aboriginal culture, the RCM stated.
I love animals and green spaces and that gave me the idea of showing my hope for Canada’s future in a painting that celebrates the importance of our nature and native Canadian culture, Wong said.
|Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right over the 150th anniversary official logo
Another Canadian artist, Susanna Blunt, designed the most recent effigy (since 2003) of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, again accompanied by the words ELIZABETH II D G REGINA. Blunt's version recalls the effigy of George VI, who also chose to be portrayed without a crown.
|It depicts a turtle, bird and beaver, all decorated with aboriginal patterns, reaching for a plant growing out of a pair of hands.
Around the scene are inscriptions of CANADA, 1867-2017, 25 CENTS, and JW for Wong’s initials
|Nickel plated Steel
|Canada - Royal Canadian Mint - Winnipeg
|Susanna Blunt (obverse) Joelle Wong (reverse)
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