Following the quick Royal Canadian Mint sell out of subscriptions for the full 2020 Real Shapes series and a quick sell out of single coins for the Loon, Caribou, Bluenose, Beaver and Coat of Arms designs, this sixth and final coin in the series is expected to be equally popular. Launched in 1996 to replace our 2-dollar bank note, Canada’s 2-dollar coin is affectionately called the “toonie” because…well, because we call the 1-dollar coin the “loonie” (after the common loon on its reverse). The coin is dated 2020 with a $2 denomination and weighs 100 grams (over three ounces) of pure silver. Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 1,200. HST/GST exempt.
This unique coin presents Brent Townsend’s 1996 2-dollar circulation coin reverse, a stylized adult polar bear stands on an ice floe, gazing out over the early summer Arctic landscape. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.