• 2 Dollars 2006-2012, KM# 837, Canada, Elizabeth II
  • 2 Dollars 2006-2012, KM# 837, Canada, Elizabeth II
Description

The Canadian two-dollar coin, commonly called the toonie, is the most valuable of the frequently used Canadian coins. "Toonie" is a portmanteau word combining the number "two" with the name of the loonie, Canada's one-dollar coin.

In 2006, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the mint mark on the obverse side of all Canadian circulation coinage. The mint mark encompasses the three elements of the Mint's corporate name: M for Mint; a Maple leaf for Canadian; and a crown for Royal and Crown Corporation. It features the Mint design within a circle and consists of a symbol depicting a stylized maple leaf emerging from the letter M.

Obverse

Fourth portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, when she was 77 years old, facing right and surrounded by the inscription. The mint mark of the Royal Canadian Mint below, date above.

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 2008 D·G·REGINA

Reverse

A polar bear in early summer on an ice floe is surrounded by the facial value and the inscription CANADA.

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time on the sea ice. Their scientific name means "maritime bear" and derives from this fact.

Engraver: Brent Townsend

CANADA
BT
2 DOLLARS

Edge

5 smooth and 5 reeded sections

2 Dollars

4th portrait
KM# 837 Schön# 525
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Nickel
Center Aluminium Bronze
Weight 7.3 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (Maple Leaf)

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