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2 Dollars 1996

2 Dollars 1996 2 Dollars 1996
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General Description :

The Toonie was launched in 1996 to replace the $2 Bank Note, the new bi-metalic $2 coin was issued into circulation on 19 february 1996. Featuring the polar bear, it continues the wildlife theme tradition preferred by Candians.The outer ring is 99+% Nickle. The inner core 92% Copper, 6% Aluminum, and 2% Nickle. The finish is brilliant and frosted relief on a linen textured background.

Obv. Description :

The effigy of HRH Queen Elizabeth II in the core and the words D. G. Regina 1996 Elizabeth II around the outside with a small Maple Leaf at the top of the outer ring.

Rev. Description :

The core presents an adult polar bear in early summer, hunting along the edge of an ice floe in proximity of the coast. He is paused in his tracks, concentrating on a distant movement or fresh scent. The outer ring contains the words Canada on top and the denomination on the bottom.
Designed by wildlife and landscapes artist Brent Townsend

Catalog code
KM# 270


28.00 mm

1.80 mm

7.3000 g

Bi-metallic Copper-Nickel and Aluminum-Bronze


Canada - Royal Canadian Mint

Edge Type
plain and reeded in segments

obv. Dora de Pedery-Hunt rev. Brent Townsend

Catalog prices (what it means?)
F $0.20   VF $1.00   XF $3.25   UNC $10.00  
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