Thirty years ago this month, Canadians from coast to coast to coast welcomed Canada’s new 11-sided one-dollar coin. The coin was soon dubbed the Loonie, after the solitary loon that graces its reverse side. And the rest as they say, is history.
To celebrate the Loonie’s birthday, the Mint has released a special numismatic set featuring a 99.99 per cent pure silver edition of the iconic Loonie design. The second coin in the set re-creates the one-dollar design of the “Voyageur,” as designed by Emanuel Hahn and which first appeared on the 1935 silver dollar. This set has a limited mintage of 10,000.
Priced at $79.95, the set can be purchased online via the Mint’s website, as well as Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, and through the Mint’s network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
Image via the Royal Canadian Mint