2 Dollars - Elizabeth II Polar bear, date bottom

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Polar bear, date bottom) - obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Polar bear, date bottom) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2003-2006
Value 2 Dollars
2 CAD = USD 1.48
Currency 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#
479
References KM# 496,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 524
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right from when she was 77 years old, with the date below and a maple leaf above

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D•G•REGINA
2004
SB

Unabridged legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is a Canadian sculptor who serves as Senior Engraver for the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). Rewarded by multiple prizes, she is vice-delegate of the International Art Medal Federation and was president of the Medallic Art Society of Canada.

Designer: Susanna Blunt Read more on Wikipedia

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

A polar bear in early summer on an ice floe with the denomination below and the country name above

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
2 DOLLARS
BT

Designer: Brent Townsend

Edge

Interrupted serration

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Polar bear, date bottom) -  obverse

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Mints

Royal Canadian Mint of Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)
Royal Canadian Mint of Winnipeg, Canada (1976-date)
W Royal Canadian Mint of Winnipeg, Canada (1976-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2003  4 120 104 $ 1.50 $ 1.50 $ 1.50 $ 2.40 $ 2.90 $ 3.80 20% Maple Leaf, no RCM Logo
2003  41 640 0.13% Specimen; Loon set
2003 W 71 142 $ 3.80 3% Prooflike
2004  0% (fr) Ch#RC-381; Rouleau de 25 pièces
2004  12 907 000 $ 1.20 $ 1.50 $ 1.50 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 $ 3.70 35% Maple Leaf, no RCM Logo
2004  46 493 0.2% Specimen; Canadian Goose set
2005  38 318 000 $ 1.50 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 2.10 $ 4.10 60% Maple Leaf, no RCM Logo
2005  39 818 0.4% Specimen;
2006  0.13% (fr) Ch#RC-382; Rouleau de 25 pièces
2006  25 274 000 $ 1.40 $ 1.50 $ 1.80 $ 1.80 $ 4.50 37% Maple Leaf, no RCM Logo
2006  39 935 0.2% Specimen;

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