Niagra Falls minted on a Holographic Coin

22 07 2007

A Regina (Canada) based artist has helped the national mint solve design problems on their latest collection of collector coins that have a hologram of the Niagra Falls featured on its one side!

Regina artist Chris Jordison is making a big splash with his design on the colour photographic hologram which graces the Royal Canadian Mint’s latest series of collector coins. These coins are the latest in a series that celebrates Canadian technical achievements.

Jordison was commissioned by the mint to create a collector series coin design for a $30 sterling silver coin and a $300 14-karat gold version. This is the second time the Regina-based illustrator and graphic designer’s work has graced the backs of mint-issued coins. In 2005 his design of the Western Red Lily was selected in competition for use on a limited edition pure gold coin.


Niagara Falls has been minted again.

For the first time since 2003, the image of the falls has been put on Canadian currency with a new, $30 holographic coin.

Designed by Saskatchewan artist Chris Jordison, the Royal Canadian Mint sterling silver coin depicts a colour, panoramic view of the Horseshoe Falls with the engraving of a camera. The flip side features an image of Queen Elizabeth II by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.

The coin is released as a limited edition of 15,000, and retails for $84.95.