Since 2010 I’ve worked with the Royal Canadian Mint to design the reverse (tails) side of some of the coins they produce. One of them is a circulating coin (the 2012 Lucky Loonie); the others are collectible. More recently, I’ve also had an opportunity to work with the United States Mint. I’m a proud dual citizen and I feel honored to see my work become a small part of the numismatic history of both countries.
Creating a design for a coin-size canvas is challenge I enjoy, but the creative aspect of making coins doesn’t end with the illustration I submit. It is a collaboration between myself and the talented engraver who brings the two-dimensional artwork to life. Additionally, a variety of dedicated Mint staff and other stakeholders play important roles in the complex process of coin production.
Below are some of the coins I’ve worked on.