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Loonie variations
« on: January 03, 2012, 08:48:38 PM »
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The Canadian 1 dollar coin (commonly called Loonie) is a gold-coloured, bronze-plated, one-dollar coin introduced in 1987. It bears images of a common loon, a bird which is common and well known in Canada, on the reverse, and of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

The design for the coin was meant to be a voyageur theme, similar to the country's previous one dollar/silver dollar coin, but the master dies were lost by the courier service while in transit to the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg. In order to avoid possible counterfeiting, a different design was used.

The coin—an 11-sided curve of constant width—is made of Aureate, a bronze-electroplated nickel combination. In order to maintain a constant width of 26.5 mm the "sides" of the coin are not exactly straight, but curved in the same manner as the 7-sided British twenty pence and fifty pence coins (the latter is comparable in size and value to the loonie). Its size was (and remains) nearly identical to that of the then-circulating Susan B. Anthony dollar and its successors in the United States.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 08:49:24 PM »
From Wikipedia:

The loon is the size of a large duck or a small goose, but is neither a duck nor a goose. The North American name "loon" likely comes from either the Old English word lumme, meaning lummox or awkward person, or the Scandinavian word lum meaning lame or clumsy. Either way, the name refers to the loon’s poor ability to walk on land. The scientific name Gavia refers to seabirds in general.

 
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 08:50:26 PM »
Several variations of the loon design exist, and I wonder how many circulate. Here is the regular design, first issued in 1987.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 08:53:38 PM »
Two loons and two loonettes - or should that be loonlings?
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 08:54:10 PM »
Yet another variation from 2004.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 08:54:53 PM »
Another Olympic loon, taking off in 2008.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 08:55:59 PM »
A similar design of 2006, for the Winter Olympics in Torino.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 08:56:31 PM »
1997: the 10th anniversary of the loonie.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2012, 02:26:43 AM »
The 2012 loonie is out.
 
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 05:44:33 PM »
2012: silver collector coin, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Loonie.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 08:03:35 PM »
Circulation Lucky Loonie, 2012.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 12:04:26 AM »
The 2012 circulation loonie.

The new coin incorporates a single laser mark of a maple leaf positioned within a circle on the coin's reverse (above the Loon design). This laser mark is produced during the striking of the coins, using a contrasting pattern that is micro-engraved onto the coin die itself.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2016, 10:42:54 AM »


Canada, Lucky Loonie, 2016.
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Re: Loonie variations
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2016, 12:47:55 PM »
Perhaps they will issue a 2 dollar coin called a Doubloon  8)
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