What is 11-sided, brass in colour and can be used as a good luck charm? It's the 2012 Lucky Loonie circulation coin, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint and available in your change as of July 19, 2012.
The 2012 Lucky Loonie circulation coin features the iconic loon as it spreads its majestic wings while sitting on rippling Canadian lake waters. The coin also features the Canadian Olympic Team logo, in celebration and support of Canada's athletes as they compete in London this summer.
On July 19th, the Royal Canadian Mint presented Mark Tewksbury – the Chef de mission for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team - with a 2012 Lucky Loonie that will be featured at Canada Olympic House in London throughout the Games this summer.