• 1 Dollar 2006, KM# 630, Canada, Elizabeth II, Lucky Loonie, Torino 2006 Winter Olympics
  • 1 Dollar 2006, KM# 630, Canada, Elizabeth II, Lucky Loonie, Torino 2006 Winter Olympics
Description

In what is now a legendary tale, a Loonie was embedded at centre ice prior to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City to bring luck to Canada's men's and women's hockey teams. Both brought home gold. Since then, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a Lucky Loonie for every Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Italy, from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games, the first being the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956. Italy also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960.

Obverse

Fourth portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, when she was 77 years old, facing right and surrounded by the inscription.

Dei Gratia Regina (often abbreviated to D. G. Regina and seen as D·G·REGINA) is a Latin title meaning By the Grace of God, Queen.

Engraver: Susanna Blunt

ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
SB

Reverse

Depicts a common loon, settling on water, accompanied by the Canadian Olympic logo, country name, date and facial value below.

The TM/MC (trade-mark / marque de commerce) notice symbol appears designed to communicate claimed common law unregistered trademark rights to both English and French speaking consumers in a single treatment.

The common loon or great northern diver (Gavia immer) is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. Breeding adults have a plumage that includes a broad black head and neck with a greenish, purplish, or bluish sheen, blackish or blackish-grey upperparts, and pure white underparts except for some black on the undertail coverts and vent. Non-breeding adults are brownish with a dark neck and head marked with dark grey-brown. Their upperparts are dark brownish-grey with an unclear pattern of squares on the shoulders, and the underparts, lower face, chin, and throat are whitish. The sexes look alike, though males are significantly heavier than females. During the breeding season, loons live on lakes and other waterways in Canada; the northern United States (including Alaska); and southern parts of Greenland and Iceland.

Engraver: J.-L. Grondin

TM/MC
JLG
CANADA 2006 DOLLAR

Edge

1 Dollar

4th portrait

Lucky Loonie
Torino 2006 Winter Olympics

Subscribe series
KM# 630 Schön# 658
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aureate Bronze Plated Nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 11
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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