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Canadian Coins

Coins from Canada

Coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint are some of the finest in the world. The denominations in circulation are 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, and $2. The nicknames are very well known. They refer to the one dollar coin as the “loonie” because of the bird on the coin, the loon. And the name for the two dollar coin is the “toonie”. Why? Because they like it. Wildlife native to the land is often represented. Just to name some that have graced their coinage are, the dove, rabbit, mackeral, wildcat, moose, wolf, goose, and the owl. There are more, and just collecting one of each of the different creatures featured would make a nice type coin collection.

Additionally, the Royal Canadian Mint has a rich history of producing commemorative coins that celebrate Canadian culture, history, and achievements. These coins are highly sought after by collectors and often feature intricate designs and unique finishes. For example, the mint has released coins commemorating Canada’s national parks, the Canadian flag, and important anniversaries such as the country’s 150th birthday. These commemorative coins not only serve as a reflection of Canada’s diverse heritage but also showcase the mint’s commitment to producing coins that are not only functional but also pieces of art that capture the essence of Canada’s natural beauty and cultural significance. Collecting these commemorative coins has become a popular hobby among numismatists and Canadians alike, adding to the prestige and reputation of the Royal Canadian Mint as a leading producer of high-quality coins.

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