Orillia club updates medal design

The Champlain Coin Club (CCC) has updated its 60th anniversary medal project since choosing a preliminary design this November (“Orillia club votes on medal,” CCN Vol. 59 #20).

The tentative design used a copyrighted photograph of the Orillia Opera House, a famous landmark in the club’s hometown of Orillia, Ont., with white lines and spaces representing the facets of a cut diamond, a nod to the group’s diamond anniversary.

“The original design was submitted to the club with the up-front statement that a new photo taken by a member of the club would be required as the one in the original design was only used as a proof of concept,” Brent Mackie, the medal’s designer, told CCN.

A local CCC member has since provided a new photograph of the Opera House to Mackie, who then updated the medal design.

“I sent the new image back to the club at their December meeting, where they showed it around to those present.” The medal, which will be struck by the Mississauga

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