The currency of a country tends to hold a substantial dose of history and Canada definitely follows this ideology. Its money originally created in Britain still features the face of England's ruling monarchy on its the face of each coin. There are many specially minted coins to celebrate Centennial dates as well as other key celebrations and features of Canadian society. For collectors there is a wealth of collectibles to discover among our unique coinage.
Canadian Two Dollar Coin: Generally featuring a polar bear on its front and the image of Britain's ruling monarchy on its face Canada's twoonie picked up its nickname from the loonie that came before it. As Canada's first bi-metallic coin it has much to be proud of.
Canada's One Dollar Loonie Coin: The switch from a paper dollar to coin came with a twist of humor when the coin was introduced with a Loon on its face. Canadians quickly nicknamed this new monetary piece the Loonie and the name stuck like super glue accidentally dripped on your fingers.
Canadian 25 Cent Quarter: This is a coin which has seen many changes throughout the years not only in appearance, but also in its composition and the message it portrays. Featured in quite a number of decorative coin sets this monetary denomination has more than a few collectible coins to keep your eyes on the look out for.
Canadian 10 Cent Coin: Our dime is quite small but it has a fair degree of history in each coin. Always featuring the British Monarchy on its face it is also traditional for this coin to have the Bluenose Schooner on its flip side with the exception of a few special years.
Canada's 5 Cent Coin the Nickel: Generally recognized as the beaver coin this monetary unit was once Canada's smallest coin. Weighing a mere 1.16th gram of sterling silver these tiny glimmering pieces were referred to as fish scales. The five cent piece received its current name when it was later redesigned to be largely comprised of nickel.
Canadian One Cent Coin: Canada's lowest denomination coin is the penny. It was traditionally made of copper until the value of the metal increased to the point that it cost more to make a penny than it was worth. In 2012 the Conservative government felt that even changing its metal content wasn't sufficient enough to save this coin from elimination and the penny was officially removed from circulation.