2021 25 Years of the $2 Piece: From Bill to Coin Numismatic Set

SKU: 623932105768

Year: 2021

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**NOTE: The replacement bank note in this set features the Bonin-Thiessen signature.**

A look back at the birth of the Toonie! This anniversary set features a 99.99% pure silver recreation of the $2 coin that made its debut on February 19, 1996—the same day Canada ceased to issue $2 bills, like the one featured here.

Sealed in its own capsule, the uncirculated $2 bank note in this set is from the Bank of Canada’s 1986 Birds of Canada series and represents the last of its kind—in fact, this one is a rare BRX replacement bank note that has been locked in our vault for 25 years. As for the fine silver coin, it is selectively gold-plated to resemble our beloved bi-metallic circulation piece, which quickly became a fixture in the everyday lives of Canadians.

A recreation of the first $2 coin issued in 1996, your coin’s reverse was originally designed by Canadian artist Brent Townsend and features an adult polar bear in early summer, standing on an ice floe. The image portion is plated with gold to mimic the distinctive appearance of the bi-metallic circulation coin. The obverse features the classic effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Dora de Pédery-Hunt, while the double dates “1996-2021” commemorate the 25th anniversary of Canada’s $2 circulation coin.


Produced By: RCM
Year: 2021

Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.0075 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Brent Townsend
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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