Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

4. Stamps and Currency

4.17. Olympic Loonie, Robert Ralph Carmichael, Susanna Blunt, Canada, 2004

Lucky Looni

"VANCOUVER, BC August 4, 2004 -Today, the Royal Canadian Mint officially unveiled Canada's newest circulation coin, the 'Lucky Loonie.' The 2004 Lucky Loonie celebrates Canada's Olympic athletes and underscores their commitment to excellence. The one-dollar coin will serve as a good luck charm for the 2004 Canadian Olympic Team.

Designed by renowned Canadian coin designer Robert-Ralph Carmichael, the 'Lucky Loonie' engraving features a common loon at rest on a lake with an islet in the background and above the loon - the Canadian Olympic Committee symbol. The obverse features the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt."

Visit the link provided to learn about the history of Canda's Loonie.