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Metal dollars and cents - modern coins of Canada

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  • Canada, Republic
  • Canadian dollar
  • Ottawa
  • of 9 220 970 sq. km
  • English (state), French (state)
  • CA (CAN) 124

Monetary unit of Canada is the dollar which consists of 100 cents. In a cash turn-over there are coins of denomination 1, 5, 10, 25 cents, 1, 2 dollars.

In territory of Canada in circulation there are the coins, named "loonies". It speaks following Factors: an official bird of Ontario - capitals of Canada - is the duck (the Loon) which also is considered a national symbol. Its plotting is on coins of denomination in 1 dollar, from here and the name loonies has gone. Except one-dollar loonies, in informal conversation the Canadian money also names: coins in 1 cent - penny, in 5 cents - nickel, 10 cents - dime, 25 cents - quarter, 2 dollars - toonie.

Coins of Canada are manufactured in the Royal mint in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and now are manufactured by dignity in 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents, 1 and 2 dollars. The standard design of manufactured coins has the Canadian symbols, as a rule, the wild nature, on the back, and Elizabeth II plotting on face side. But remained in circulation and old 1, 5, 10 cents on which face sides George's portrait VI is represented. Memorable coins of various subjects are manufactured on an irregular basis. Coins of 50 cents seldom meet in circulation, they are going numismatists and do not participate almost in monetary operations. The coin 1 cent will be probably introduced from the circulation as cost of its production the Royal mint of Canada to manage in 4 cents. The research spent in 2007 shows that only 37 % of Canadians for necessity of use of 1 cent, but the government still manufacture about 816 million 1 Cent coins a year.

Nominal value: 1 cent
Stamping: 2004
the Material: the Copper-plated steel
the Note:
the Obverse 1 cent of Canada the Reverse 1 cent of Canada
Nominal value: 1 dollar
Stamping: 2003
the Material: Nickel covered with bronze
the Note:
the Obverse 1 dollar of Canada the Reverse 1 dollar of Canada
Nominal value: 2 dollars
Stamping: 2004
the Material: the Center - Aluminum-Bronze an alloy, a ring - nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 2 dollars of Canada the Reverse 2 dollars of Canada

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