Canada 1-DOLLAR (KM630) 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 the first "Lucky Loonie" to commemorate Canadian athletes competing in the 2004 Summer Olympics. This is the second "Lucky Loonie" minted in 2006.
In this version, we see the loon taking flight: They need a long take off, and they literally run along the lake before becoming airborne.
- Diameter: 26.4 mm
- Composition: Aureate-Bronze-clad Nickel
- CAT#: KM630