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