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400 years of history!

Celebrate the city of Québec's 400th anniversary with this commemorative $2 coin.

In 1608, Samuel de Champlain built a fur trading post at a spot on the St. Lawrence River the Algonquin people called Kebec (where the river narrows). Today, the city of Québec's unique character as the only walled city on the continent draws people from around the world.

Based on the theme of an encounter, the city of Québec 400th anniversary toonie highlights the city's role as a meeting place for people and culture. Designed by artist Geneviève Bertrand, the ship and stylized fleur-de-lys motif represents the arrival of Samuel de Champlain at the banks of the St. Lawrence.

Face value: $2
Outer ring: 99+% nickel
Inner core: 92% copper, 6%, aluminum and 2% nickel
Weight (g): 7.3
Diameter (mm): 28.03
Edge: interrupted serrations
Artist: This commemorative coin was designed by artist Geneviève Bertrand. Depicting the idea of an encounter, the image represents the arrival of Samuel de Champlain's ship at the banks of the St. Lawrence.