The New $2 Coin
Like the new one-dollar circulation coins, Canada's new two-dollar circulation coins are manufactured using the Mint's Multi-Ply Plated Steel technology.
While the new two-dollar coin maintains the traditional "Polar Bear" design, there are three visible changes:
- The addition of two laser marks of maple leaves, each within a circle, at the bottom of the coin's reverse – i.e. on the side with the Polar Bear design.
- A virtual image of two maple leaves will appear at the top of the coin – a different image is produced as the coin is turned from side to side. The virtual image is produced by engraving different patterns on each side of two-sided grooves on the face of the coin.
- Edge-lettering of the words "CANADA" and "2 DOLLARS" are engraved along the coin's outer edge.
Edge Height: 1.75mm
Outer Ring –Multi-ply nickel plated steel
Insert –Multi-ply brass plated aluminum bronze