Canada – 2014 2 Dollars Wait for me, Daddy – B.UNC
- Composition: Bimetallic: brass-plated aluminum bronze center and nickel-plated steel ring
- Weight: 6.92 grams
- Diameter: 28 mm
- Thickness: 1.75 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Susan Taylor, Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Claude Dettloff
- Illustrator: Obverse: Susan Taylor, Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Claude Dettloff
- Edge: Interrupted groove
- Not very magnetic
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Elizabeth II (2003 to present)
Canadian artist Susanna Blunt creates the most recent effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA. A reminder to the effigy of Her Majesty’s father (1937-1952) that of George VI, who also chose to be represented without a crown.
Reverse Wait for Me, Daddy
To mark the 75th anniversary of the declaration of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new $2 circulation coin. The design on the reverse of the coin is inspired by the famous photograph Wait for me, Daddy, taken on October 1, 1940, in New Westminster by photographer Claude Dettloff. The men of the British Columbia Regiment, the Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles, formed an impressive line and marched down the street. In the center of the image, a young, fair-haired boy, Warren “Whitey” Bernard, escapes his mother’s attention and rushes to his father in uniform, who is off to war.
This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.