Canada – 2016 2 Dollars Memorial – B.UNC
- Alloy: Outside Ring: Triple plating on steel, nickel finish, Center: Triple plated on aluminum bronze, brass finish
- Weight: 6.99 grams
- Diameter: 28 mm
- Thickness: 1.75 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Yves Bérubé
- Illustrator: Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Yves Bérubé
- Edge: Interrupted serrations
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Number of circulation coins produced:
2016 2 Dollars – Memorial: 5 000 000
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.
2 dollar circulation coin marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. The design on the reverse of this new circulation coin, by Canadian marine painter Yves Bérubé, depicts key players who contributed to the victory in the Battle of the Atlantic: an anti-aircraft gunner on the deck of a corvette, an Allied aircraft chasing enemy submarines, and a merchant ship whose vital cargo is protected by a naval convoy ship.
This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.