Timothy Hsia was one of the winners of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2017 circulation coin series design contest.
Hsia and his brother Stephen worked on the design together. Their mother is a University of Washington graduate and their aunt and uncle are owners of the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle.
The Mint revealed the winners to the public on Nov. 2. The brothers’ design, which depicts the Northern
Lights, will adorn Canada’s two-dollar coins — the toonie — next spring to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.