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
Mintage 375,483,000
Diameter 28.00 mm
Thickness 1.80 mm
Weight 7.3000 g
Material Bi-metallic Copper-Nickel and Aluminum-Bronze
Orientation Medal
Mint Canada - Royal Canadian Mint
Edge Type plain and reeded in segments
Designer obv. Dora de Pedery-Hunt rev. Brent Townsend
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