Canada 1-DOLLAR (KM1255) Common Loon
The Common Loon is a symbol of the Canadian wilderness and Ontario's provincial bird. The hauntingly beautiful sound of loons calling between lakes is like magic for wilderness campers. Loons are quite large -- up to 88 cm long and 6 kg in weight. They can dive up to 60 m to catch fish.
In 2012, a new security feature was introduced to the loonie: An incuse double-maple leaf just above the bird. Hard to believe that people counterfeit dollar coins, but apparently it is so.
- Diameter: 26.4 mm
- Composition: Brass-clad steel
- CAT#: KM1255