Coin designs


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.

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Boys Town silver commemorative coin – Emily S. Damstra



Maple canopy 2016 gold coin



Arctic hare 2016 silver coin



Grizzly bear head 2015 platinum coin



Lobster 2015 gold coin



Beaver warning 2015 silver coin



Bald eagle with fish silver coin



Bighorn sheep 2014 platinum coin



Maple canopy 2014 silver coin



Polar bear leaping 2014 silver coin



Seahorse 2014 gold coin



Peregrine falcon silver coin



Beaver swimming 2014 silver coin



Beaver family 2013 silver coin



Iceberg and whale 2013 silver coin



Maple leaves kilogram coin



Maple leaves 2013 silver coin



Niagara Falls 2013 silver coin



Sea star 2013 gold coin



Maple canopy 2013 silver coin



Polar bear swimming 2012 silver coin



Wolf cubs 2012 $2 coin



Canada geese gold coin