Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

4. Stamps and Currency

4.16. Plaster Model, B.C. Dollar, Stephne Trenka, British Colombia, 1958

One Hundredth Anniversity of the Gold Rush

"Now Know Ye that by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada We do hereby proclaim, direct and determine that the design of the proposed new silver dollar shall be as hereinafter set out; The design of the reverse impression shall be a representation of a totem pole, with the word CANADA at the upper left, the figures "1858-1958" at the left, the words "British Columbia" on the right, mountains in the background, and at the bottom the word "DOLLAR".


AND WHEREAS it is desirable and Our Governor in Council has advised that a proclamation do issue prescribing the design of a one dollar piece to be struck to commemorate the one hundredth -anniversary of the gold rush and the creation of British Columbia as a Crown colony in 1858.


The master punch for the British Columbia commemorative dollar issued in 1958 was produced from the plaster model submitted by Mr. Stephen Trenka, the winner of the competition held in connection with this issue. "