The Royal Canadian Mint honoured Maurice Bissonnette of Chapeau, Québec for his design "The Maple Leaf Forever", featured on the 2000 Millennium Medallion. The event took place today during the annual general conference of the Canadian Numismatic Association in Ottawa, earlier this month. Mr. Bissonnette's design was selected from among entries submitted to the Mint's "Create A Centsation!" contest.
Mr. Bissonnette's design depicts the provinces and territories as maple leaves which together make up the map of Canada. Mint President Danielle Wetherup said, "The Millennium Medallion complements the collector series by symbolizing our natural and cultural diversity."
The 2000 Millennium Medallion is a limited edition piece. The Medallion is only available through the purchase of the 2000 Millennium Souvenir Set.
The Mint's 2000 numismatic products can be purchased from the Royal Canadian Mint global network of dealers and distributors, some of which are listed on the Dealer directory of this website.