Canada 1-DOLLAR (KM513) Common Loon
At the 2002 Winter Olympics, a Canadian one dollar coin -- a loonie -- was buried at centre ice and both the Canadian men's and women's hockey teams went on to win gold medals. In 2004, the Canadian Mint issued this special version of the loonie to commemorate Canadian athletes competing in the 2004 Summer Olympics. This is the first "Lucky Loonie" minted in 2004 only.
And if you are wondering how that coin got there, it was all because the Ice Consultant was a Canadian. Because of course he was. Turns out, one of his buddies that he brought along secretly buried the coin.
- Diameter: 26.4 mm
- Composition: Aureate-Bronze-clad Nickel
- CAT#: KM513