Coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint are some of the finest in the world. The denominations in circulation are 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, and $2. The nicknames are very well known. They refer to the one dollar coin as the “loonie” because of the bird on the coin, the loon. And the name for the two dollar coin is the “toonie”. Why? Because they like it. Wildlife native to the land is often represented. Just to name some that have graced their coinage are, the dove, rabbit, mackeral, wildcat, moose, wolf, goose, and the owl. There are more, and just collecting one of each of the different creatures featured would make a nice type coin collection.
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