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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
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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 270
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  375,483,000 1.72 1.72 1.92 2.22 2.77 6.81
1997  16,942,000 1.89 1.94 3.70
1998  5,309,000 1.58 4.18
1998 W Proof-like. Non-circulating
1999  117,318 6.49 Issued in special sets only. Despite that, some have been found in circulation.
2000  366,000 11.10 Issued in special sets only.
2000 W 4.56 Proof-like. Non-circulating
2001  11,910,000 1.89
2003  7,123,697 1.78

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