23 December 2011

Interesting facts about the Canadian loonie

It’s a well-known fact that Canadians call their national dollar “The
Loonie”. The reason is quite simple: a Canadian bird, called a loon, is
pictured on the back of the $1 coin. The coin was cast on the left in
1987, when the Loonie appeared for the first time. Every $1 coin
consists of 91.5% nickel and 8.5% bronze plating…
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