Canada 2-DOLLARS (KM1257)
Canada 2-DOLLARS (KM1257)

Canada 2-DOLLARS (KM1257) Polar Bear

Canada's 2-dollar coin first appeared in 1996. Unlike the introduction of the 1-dollar coin, nobody seemed to mind that the 2-dollar bill was going away. Canadians immediately nicknamed it the "twoonie", proving that a meaningful name is not an absolute necessity.

In 2012, Canada changed the two dollar coin to include several security features, including edge lettering ("CANADA 2 DOLLARS"), and on the reverse the two maple leafs on either side of the 2, and the two sort-of-hidden maple leafs in the lines at the top.

This coin also returns to the original Brent Townsend polar bear design.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 28 mm
  • Composition: Brass-clad Aluminum-Bronze in Nickel-clad steel ring
  • CAT#: KM1257

Obverse Legend

ELIZABETH II D.G. REGINA

Reverse Legend

CANADA 2 DOLLARS

Edge Legend

CANADA 2 DOLLARS

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