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2000-W Canadian $2 Polar Bear Toonie Proof-like (PL) Coin

Item: #2000W-$2-PL    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #2000W-$2-PL




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2000-W Canadian $2 Polar Bear Toonie Proof-like (PL) Coin

The 2-dollar coin was first introduced on February 19, 1996, to replace the 2-dollar bill. The 'Toonie' has a life span approximately 20 times longer than paper currency and is manufactured using a distinctive bi-metallic coin locking mechanism patented by the Royal Canadian Mint.


The obverse design depicts the portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 64 years old. It is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA".

The 2-dollar coin, or 'Toonie', as Canadians have named it, is a bimetallic coin with aluminum-bronze centre featuring an adult polar bear on an early summer ice floe designed by wildlife and landscape artist Brent Townsend. The gold-coloured centre is set within a nickel outer ring. When introduced in 1996, the two-dollar circulation coin depicts the crowned portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Canadian artist Dora de Pedery-Hunt.



2000-W Canadian $2 Polar Bear Toonie Proof-like (PL) Coin comes in either i) 2x2 cardboard coin holder; or ii) pliofilm.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.



Face Value: $2
Mintage: 29,847,000
Composition: Outer ring of 99% nickel and inner core of 92% copper, 6% aluminum and 2% nickel
Weight (g): 7.3
Diameter (mm): 28
Finish: Proof-like


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