• 2 Dollars 2012-2020, KM# 1257, Canada, Elizabeth II
  • 2 Dollars 2012-2020, KM# 1257, 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 2012 Canada's two-dollar got a radical design change, new allow and the addition of visible security features such as laser mark micro-engraving, as well as a virtual image and edge-lettering.

Obverse

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

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
2013

Reverse

A polar bear in early summer on an ice floe is surrounded by the facial value and the inscription CANADA. Two laser marks of maple leaves, each within a circle, at the bottom. A virtual image of two maple leaves appears at the top. A different image is produced as the coin is turned from side to side. The virtual image is produced by engraving different patterns on each side of two-sided grooves on the face of the coin.

Engraver: Brent Townsend

BT
CANADA 2 DOLLARS

Edge

Segmented reeding and incuse lettering. The edge lettering is stamped into each coin by a separate press, so there is no way to control which side faces up as each coin enters the press. As a result, there are two varieties of each coin:

- Type A: edge lettering is right side up with obverse on top
- Type B: edge lettering is right side up with reverse on top

CANADA 2 DOLLARS

2 Dollars

4th portrait
KM# 1257 Schön# 945
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Nickel Plated Steel
Center Brass Plated Aluminium Bronze
Weight 6.92 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (Maple Leaf)

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