Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

4. Stamps and Currency

4.15. Canadian Goose Model. Alex Colville, New Brunswick, 1967

Colville Wins 1967 Competition

"In 1964 the Minister of Finance, Walter L. Gordon, announced that a competition open to artists, sculptors and designers residing in Canada or to Canadians living abroad would be held for the submission of coinage designs. A $2,500.00 First Prize was offered for the winning designs in each of the six coinage denominations (One Cent, Five Cents, Ten Cents, Twenty-Five Cents, Fifty Cents and Silver Dollar). These coins will be issued in 1967 to commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of Confederation. The competition will be closed on March 31, 1965.

A Panel of Judges was appointed to choose the six winning designs. This panel, under the chairmanship of Mr. N. A. Parker, Master of the Royal Canadian Mint, is composed of the following members: Mr. R. B. Bryce, Deputy Minister of Finance; Dr. Charles Comfort, Director, National Gallery of Canada; Dr. W. K. Lamb, Dominion Archivist; Miss Eleanor Milne, Sculptor, Ottawa; Mr. Marius Plamondon, Sculptor, Quebec City; Mr. L. Rasminsky Governor of the Bank of Canada; Mr. Douglas Ferguson, numismatist, Rock Island, Quebec; Mr. Alan Fleming, Toronto; Mr. Clair Stewart, Toronto; and Mr. Julien Herbert, Montreal all prominent designers and graphic artists."

The decision of the panel was announced in the mint report of 1966. They selected the designs of Mr. Alex Colville of Sackville, New Brunswick for all of the reverses of the 1967 Centennial coinage.

One Dollar:- "The Canada goose seems appropriate for the dollar since it is one of our most majestic creatures and is particularly Canadian. There are other associations with traveling over great spaces, and a kind of serene dynamic quality in this bird." -Alex Colville