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Coin Information

CAN CAD km0270

Name of coin
2 Dollar Coin
Year(s) Issued
1996-2002
Issuer
Brent Townsend
Countries Issued in
Canada
Face Value
2 CAD
Material
Bi-Metallic Aluminumn-Bronze Centre:
  • 92% Copper
  • 6% Alluminum
  • 2% Nickel
Mintage


The Toonie Polar Bear Coin is the oldest Canadian 2 Dollar coin. The coin was introduced in 1996 and was designed to replace the older $2 note.

DesignEdit

The obverse depicts Maklouf/Pedrey Hunt's Elizabeth II's effigy (of the type used on Canadian coins from 1990 until 2003) with ELIZABETH II D•G•REGINA and the date. The reverse has a polar bear with lettering CANADA 2 DOLLARS.