Canada – 1988 Loonie Dollar – NBU

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Canada – 1988 Loonie Dollar – NBU

Characteristics

  • Alloy: 91.5 % nickel, 8.5 % brass
  • Weight: 7 grams
  • Diameter: 1987: 26.72 mm, Thickness1.95mm, 1988-1989: 26.50 mm, Thickness 1.75mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Employés MRC, Reverse: Robert R. Carmichael, Terrence Smith
  • Illustrator: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Employés MRC, Reverse: Robert R. Carmichael, Terrence Smith
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetic
  • Die Axis: ↑↑

Number of circulation coins minted

  • 1988 Dollar : n.a.

Elizabeth II (1965‑1989)

The second version of the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by the Latin inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA, a shortened form of that used until 1964.

Dollar – Loonie

In 1987, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a new dollar with a loonie on the reverse side, smaller than the traveler’s dollar and of a different composition and weight, so that this coin could be more easily differentiated from other denominations in circulation. When it was introduced, this dollar was made of nickel electroplated brass. Since 2012, the brass is iron plated to reduce production costs.

Brilliant Numismatic coin

This coin is part of an uncirculated set featuring the classic coins of the Royal Canadian Mint. The well-defined numismatic gloss reflects the exceptional quality of minting and the care taken to achieve a near-perfect surface.