Canada – 2017 2 Dollars 150th Colored- B.UNC
The first circulation coin in the world to glow in the dark. Issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Confederation.
- Composition: Bimetallic: brass-plated aluminum bronze center and nickel-plated steel ring
- Weight: 6.99 grams
- Diameter: 28mm
- Thickness: 1.8 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Susan Taylor, Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Dr. Timothy Hsia
- Illustrator: Obverse: Susan Taylor, Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Dr. Timothy Hsia
- Edge: Alternation of smooth and serrated parts
- Not very magnetic
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Number of circulation coins minted
- 2017 2 dollars – Canada 150 – Colored : n.a.
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.
The Ghost Dance, a custom of the Knistenaux Algonquian people and also called the Ghost Dance, was a new religious movement incorporated into many Native American belief systems. According to the teachings of the spiritual leader of the northern Paiute Wovoka, this dance practice would reunite the living with the spirits of the dead, cause the spirits to fight on their behalf, drive away white settlers, and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to Native American peoples throughout the region.
This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.