Designed by Donald F. Warkentin
A ribbone in the shape of a 2 with three small maple leaves forming
0s make up the year 2000, while three small ribbones in the shape
of 9s, symbolizing 1999, fall away. Thirteen confetti pieces
represent the porvinces and territories.
Designed by John Jaciw
This coin represents Canada's hope for the future - a model
society with prosperous farms, innovative cities, and rapid
and safe transportation, with an eye toward space.
Designed by Daryl ann Dorosz
The Ocean, land, and mountains on this coin symbolize the
pioneer spirit of the past. The rocket flying toward the stars
symbolizes the pioneer spirit of the future.
Designed by Anny Wassef
This coin honores the men and women who dedicate their lives
to helping the sick. The snake on the staff represents the
medical profession, and the ribbon represents the need for
medical research to end suffering.
Designed by Randy Trantau
This coin shows a picture of rain, a fish in a lake, and a tree.
It is a reminder to save the environment. Without fresh water,
plants and animals will not be able ro servive.
Designed by Haver Demirer
This coin takes the maple leaf and turns it into a symbol of peace.
Each figure in the leaf is connected at the root and is aware
of the rights and needs of others. If any figure drops,
all will fall away.
Designed by Laura Paxton
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Laura, at age 13, designed this coin to honore Canada's birthday
on July 1. Children hold the flag as fireworks explode around them.
They wish Canada a Happy Birthday many more to come in the new
Designed by Wade Stephen Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
As wolves are loyal and take care of the entire pack,
this coin is a reminder that it takes a community to raise a child.
Two wolves face each other to symbolize that parents should
communicate for the benefit of their children.
Designed by Cezar Serbanescu
As the sun both rises on the future and sets on the past,
this coin shows a maple leaf - symbplizing Canada's heritage -
being passed from the people of the old millennium to the
children of the next. Cezar was 16 when he made this design.
Designed by Eric (Kong Tat) Hui
This coin blends the art of past and future millenniums.
The strong culture of First Nations people and Canadian's love
of nature dissolve into computer wire-frames to show Canada's
leading role in computer technology and art.
Designed by Kathy Vinish
This coin shows children with their hands raised in joy and
joined in unity. They walk into the rising sun, which represents
Canada's bright future of freedom, security, peace, honour, and
strength of character.
Designed by Michelle Thibodeau
In the eyes of 12-years-old Michelle, the future of Canada is no
different from the present. This coin shows Canada as the center of
the world surrounded by things people need to live well:
industry, recreation, and a healthy environment.