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Your toonie and your loonie have evolved

The Loonie and Toonie have evolved

On April 10, 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new generation of one-dollar and two-dollar circulation coins. By combining several leading-edge security features along with its patented Multi-Ply Plated Steel technology, the Mint is producing more resistant, long-lasting coins as well as increased cost-efficiencies for the Government of Canada.

As these coins find their way into your change, we're pleased to share interactive views, close-up photos and detailed insight on how the Mint leads the evolution of circulation coins in Canada and around the world.

The New $1 Coin

Discover enhanced security features and one visible change

The New $2 Coin

Explore enhanced security features and three visible changes


Learn more on the evolution of Canada's circulation coins


Find the answers to some frequently asked questions