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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1996-2003
Value 2 Dollars
2 CAD = 1.50 USD
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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 270,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 270
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 64 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God), date, and a maple leaf

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
1996

Engraver: Dora de Pédery-Hunt

Dora de Pédery-Hunt, CM OOnt was a Hungarian-Canadian sculptor who designed medals and coins. She was the first Canadian citizen to design an effigy for Queen Elizabeth II.

Reverse

A polar bear along the edge of an ice floe is surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Lettering:
CANADA
BT
2 DOLLARS

Engraver: Brent Townsend

Edge

Interrupted serration (5 smooth and 5 reeded segments)

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Comments

The polar bear (Binomial Name: Ursus maritimus)
The scientific name means "maritime bear",

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1996  375,483,000 2.14 2.44 1.57 1.97 2.36 2.95 5.36 93%
1997  16,942,000 1.63 1.81 2.36 1.62 3.94 12%
1998  5,309,000 1.62 4.95 7%
1998 W 4.75 1.4% Proof-like. Non-circulating
1999  117,318 6.92 3% Issued in special sets only. Despite that, some have been found in circulation.
2000  366,000 9.75 2% Issued in special sets only.
2000 W 4.85 1.6% Proof-like. Non-circulating
2001  11,910,000 1.90 2.30 4.75 9%
2003  7,123,697 1.77 4.85 8%

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