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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 4, January 28, 2007, Article 10

KERRI BURNETTE: CANADIAN COMMEMORATIVE COIN ARTIST

A Wednesday, January 24th article in the Sherwood Park news of Alberta,
Canada profiles local artist Kerri Burnett, who has been called upon by
the Royal Canadian Mint to design a number of wildlife-themed
commemorative coins.

"The mint was looking for a rendition of the trumpeter swan for its
2007 specimen coin set. While Burnett wasnít the only artist asked to
submit a design, hers was selected by a committee at the mint in Ottawa.
The specimen set, which features the swan created by Burnett on its
dollar-piece, was released earlier this month. She said it was exciting
to see that her work would be permanently immortalized on a coin.

'Your artwork, your design is going to be pretty much there forever,'
she said. Itís not the first time one of Burnettís designs has been
selected by the national mint either.

The local painter has previously seen her creations selected both times
the mint asked her to submit a design. Burnett was featured in the 1997
grey wolf and 2004 grizzly bear platinum proof coin sets.

There are only a few artists in Canada the mint has worked with that
have mastered the art of designing coins, said Jennifer Holmes, product
manager of numismatics (the study of collecting coins) at the mint.

'Itís definitely not run of the mill, or dime a dozen, that Kerri has
done three,' Holmes added in a telephone interview from her Ottawa
office.  The Sherwood Park artist has mastered the complexity needed
for coin design, Holmes stated."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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