2 Dollars - Elizabeth II Quebec City

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Quebec City) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Quebec City) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2008
Value 2 Dollars
2 CAD = USD 1.57
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in nickel ring
Weight 7.3 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2696
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1040,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 771
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

400th Anniversary of Quebec City

Obverse

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to the right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II CANADA

Engraver: Susanna Blunt

Susanna Blunt is a Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003. She was born in Harbin, China, the daughter of an English banker. Blunt started her studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a young teenager.

Reverse

Samuel Champlain boat sailing up the Saint-Lawrence river. That's Quebec City's symbol. Two of the three lily's petal represent each a river bank.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VILLE DE QUÉBEC CITY
1608 2008 GB
2 DOLLARS

Engraver: G. Bertrand

Edge

Interrupted serration

Comments

Distributed for circulation through Caisse Desjardins in Quebec and Ontario.

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2008  6 000 000 $ 1.55 $ 2.13 $ 2.19 $ 3.01 $ 3.62

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