Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

4. Stamps and Currency

4.12. Maple Leaf Design, One Cent Piece, Kruger Gray, Ottawa, 1937

Originally designed for Five Cent Piece

"This maple twig was designed by Kruger Gray. It had been submitted for the five cent piece orginally, but was chosen for the One Cent instead...Immediately after the death of King George V, J.H. Campbell, then Master of the Royal Canadian Mint, submitted to the government certain proposals in regard to obtaining new designs for the reverses of all Canadian subsidiary coins except the dollar, drawing attention to much adverse criticism of the (then) present series and pointing out that the issue of coins with effigy of the new sovereign was a fitting opportunity for making a change. "