A Country Unfolds
Designed by Peter Ka-Kin Poon
On this coin a totem pole, a native Canadian, an 18th century settler,
and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer combine to form
the number 1999.
Etched in Stone
Designed by Lonnie Springer
This coin depicts a man, a horse, and a warrior with a shield
that were painted more than a thousand years ago on the cliffs
at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park in Alberta.
The Log Drive
Designed by Marjolaine Lavoie
This coin was launched in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia,
the site of North America's first sawmill,
built in 1632. This coin depicts a logger on a log drive.
Our Northern Heritage
Designed by Kenojuak Ashevak
Cape Dorset, Nunavut
The launch of this coin honours Inuit culture and the birth of the
territory of Nunavut in April 1, 1999. It shows an owl,
symbolizing wisdom, and a bearm symbolizing power and kindness.
Designed by Sergiy Minenok
Surrey, British Columbia
This coin shows voyageurs and an aboriginal guide.
From the 1600s to the 1800s, voyageurs traveled aliong the
shoreline of Canada's rivers by canoe,
trading furs and exploring new lands.
From Coast to Coast
Designed by Gordon Ho
This coin portrays an early 20th century stream engine.
It honours the thousands of workers who built the railways that
connect Canada from coast to coast.
A Nation of People
Designed by Maria H. Sarkany
One continuous line draws six people representing law and order,
learning, teaching, the arts, and the love of nature and sports.
the unbroken line symbolize Canadians united by their diviersity.
The Pioneer Spirit
Designed by Alzira Botelho
This coin shows a pioneer man and woman loading wheat onto a cart
pulled by a horse. The coin honours the people who came from other
countries to work the land and build new lives in Canada.
Canada Through A Child's Eye
Designed by Claudia Bertrand
This coin portrays the children of Canada holding hands in
friendship and peace. Claudia, at the age of 10,
is the youngest person to design a Canadian coin.
A Tribute to First Nations
Designed by Jason Edward Read
North Vancouver, British Columbia
This coin shows an eagle representing the sky, a bear representing
land, an orca representing water. It honours the original people
who lived in Canada and their love of nature.
The Airplane Opens the North
Designed by Brian R. Bacon
This coin honours bush planes and their polots.
The planes brought mail and supplies to people in hard-to-reach
parts of Canada. They werealso used for exploration and
This is Canada
Designed by J.L. Pierre Provencher
Images of native dwellings, cities,, mountains, forests,
wheat fields, and industry combine to symbolize the great
heritage of Canada.