Stéphanie Gauvin’s artwork has been featured on a new Canadian silver dollar.

Prints in silver

Rossland artist makes the mint

  • Aug. 20, 2015 2:00 p.m.


Rossland artitst Stéphanie Gauvin’s artwork has been featured on a new Canadian silver dollar from the Royal Canadian Mint.

The coin is called “The Rockies” and is the first in a new series called the Canadian Landscape Series.

Gauvin was approached by the Mint in March, 2014 because her work stood out as a good fit for the project.

“We knew that [Gauvin] specializes in the type of landscape artwork that we were looking for to feature on the coin,” said Christine Aquino, director of communications for the Mint. “And we’re always looking to work with new artists, so it was a good fit.”

The painting on the coin is of a mountain called Towers Peak, and “comes from a series of works produced while on a ‘plein air’ painting trip at Mount Assiniboine in the Rockies in the summer of 2013.”

Asked how she felt about having her work on a limited edition silver dollar, Gauvin said, “I feel extremely privileged having my art on the silver coloured coin. Painting is my vocation. It is truly an honour!”


The coin can be purchased on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website, and only 7,500 are being produced, making it a rare coin.










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