The Canadian two-dollar coin, commonly called the toonie, is the most valuable of the frequently used Canadian coins. It was introduced on February 19, 1996, by Public Works minister Diane Marleau. The toonie is a bimetallic coin which on the reverse side bears an image of a polar bear by artist Brent Townsend. The obverse, like all other current Canadian circulation coins, has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It has the words "ELIZABETH II / D.G. REGINA" in a different typeface from any other Canadian coin; it is also the only coin to consistently bear its issue date on the obverse.

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  • The Canadian two-dollar coin, commonly called the toonie, is the most valuable of the frequently used Canadian coins. It was introduced on February 19, 1996, by Public Works minister Diane Marleau. The toonie is a bimetallic coin which on the reverse side bears an image of a polar bear by artist Brent Townsend. The obverse, like all other current Canadian circulation coins, has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It has the words "ELIZABETH II / D.G. REGINA" in a different typeface from any other Canadian coin; it is also the only coin to consistently bear its issue date on the obverse. The coin is manufactured using a patented distinctive bimetallic coin-locking mechanism. The coins are estimated to last 20 years. The discontinued two-dollar bill was less expensive to manufacture, but on average each bill lasted only one year. On April 10, 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) announced design changes to the loonie and toonie, which include new security features. Prior to 2012, the coin consisted of an aluminum bronze inner core with a pure nickel outer ring; but in spring 2012, the composition of the inner core switched to aluminum bronze coated with multiply-plated brass, and the outer ring switched to steel coated with multiply-plated nickel. The weight dropped from 7.30 to 6.92 g, and the thickness changed from 1.8 to 1.75 mm. The Mint states that multiply-plated steel technology, already used in Canada's smaller coinage, produces an electromagnetic signature that is harder to counterfeit than that for regular alloy coins; also, using steel provides cost savings and avoids fluctuations in price or supply of nickel. (en)
  • Au Canada, un deux dollars, aussi appelé deux piastres ou deux piastres rond, est une pièce de monnaie représentant deux dollars canadiens. (fr)
  • 二加元硬幣(英文:Toonie)是加拿大在1996年起發行的双金属2元硬幣,於1996年2月19日(當年的農曆大年初一)開始流通。硬币外环是银色,内环是金色。硬幣背面是一支北極熊,而硬幣正面是伊麗莎白二世的肖像。 发行2元硬币的目的是代替2元纸钞。所以在发行2元硬币的同时,2元纸钞停止发行。2元硬币的成本较2元纸钞为高,但是可以流通更久。2元硬币的预估寿命为20年,而2元纸钞的寿命仅有1年。 這是一個與金錢或貨幣相關的小作品。你可以通过編輯或修訂擴充其內容。 二加元硬幣是一个與加拿大相關的小作品。你可以通过编辑或修订扩充其内容。 (zh)
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  • Polar bear in early summer on an ice floe
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  • Au Canada, un deux dollars, aussi appelé deux piastres ou deux piastres rond, est une pièce de monnaie représentant deux dollars canadiens. (fr)
  • 二加元硬幣(英文:Toonie)是加拿大在1996年起發行的双金属2元硬幣,於1996年2月19日(當年的農曆大年初一)開始流通。硬币外环是银色,内环是金色。硬幣背面是一支北極熊,而硬幣正面是伊麗莎白二世的肖像。 发行2元硬币的目的是代替2元纸钞。所以在发行2元硬币的同时,2元纸钞停止发行。2元硬币的成本较2元纸钞为高,但是可以流通更久。2元硬币的预估寿命为20年,而2元纸钞的寿命仅有1年。 這是一個與金錢或貨幣相關的小作品。你可以通过編輯或修訂擴充其內容。 二加元硬幣是一个與加拿大相關的小作品。你可以通过编辑或修订扩充其内容。 (zh)
  • The Canadian two-dollar coin, commonly called the toonie, is the most valuable of the frequently used Canadian coins. It was introduced on February 19, 1996, by Public Works minister Diane Marleau. The toonie is a bimetallic coin which on the reverse side bears an image of a polar bear by artist Brent Townsend. The obverse, like all other current Canadian circulation coins, has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It has the words "ELIZABETH II / D.G. REGINA" in a different typeface from any other Canadian coin; it is also the only coin to consistently bear its issue date on the obverse. (en)
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  • Toonie (en)
  • Pièce de 2 dollars canadiens (fr)
  • 二加元硬幣 (zh)
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