Tag: coin design


Breast Cancer Awareness coin designs

As I began considering ideas for this coin design, I quickly realized that – to me – a design about breast cancer awareness should focus on the people affected by it rather than an impersonal image of the cancer itself or the body parts involved. I thought it important for the design to convey some of the emotions people feel when faced with the cancer, whether they are patients, survivors, or the friends and family members of breast cancer patients and survivors.
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Boys Town commemorative coin design

I’m thrilled to announce that my coin design work will soon touch two countries: Canada (where I currently live) and – in 2017 – the United States (where I was …

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Two new coins – hawk and cougar

I designed these two new releases from the Royal Canadian Mint: The background field on this silver bullion coin has fine lines radiating from the center, which is a nice …

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A seahorse in Canada??

When I received an assignment from the Royal Canadian Mint last year to design a coin featuring a Canadian seahorse, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to draw one. …

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In silver: Polar Bear leaps from one ice floe to another

First in a new series of $50 coins is this recent release by the Royal Canadian Mint; a polar bear leaping from one ice floe to another. I worked on …

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Silver Peregrine Falcons

I illustrated this recent offering by the Royal Canadian Mint (pictured above) that shows a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), the world’s most widespread bird of prey. The Peregrine’s primary prey …

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Two new coin designs featuring Canadian icons: Maple leaves and Beaver

The Royal Canadian Mint recently released two silver collector coins engraved with my illustration of a bouquet of maple leaves and of a swimming beaver. The former, which shows a …

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Bighorn Sheep in Gold and Platinum

This very small (11 mm) gold coin featuring my illustration of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is now available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s website. This design is the third …

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It’s finally Spring!

  After much delay, I think Spring has arrived here in Southern Ontario. Yesterday I saw the first butterfly of the year, this Mourning Cloak: It’s a bit of a …

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Two new Mythical Creatures illustrations on coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Earlier this summer the Royal Canadian Mint released a collector coin featuring my illustration of the Memphré, a mythical creature said to inhabit Lake Memphremagog (on the border of Quebec …

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