Canada 1-DOLLAR (KM787)
Canada 1-DOLLAR (KM787)

Canada 1-DOLLAR (KM787) Common Loon

Lucky Loonie

This is the third "Lucky Loonie" coin celebrating Canadian Olympic athletes, this time for the 2008 Summer Games. On this coin, the loon has just landed in the lake.

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.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 26.35 mm
  • Composition: Aureate-Bronze-clad Nickel
  • CAT#: KM787

Obverse Legend

ELIZABETH II D.G. REGINA

Reverse Legend

CANADA DOLLAR 2008

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