Canada – 2012 Security Dollar – NBU


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Canada – 2012 Security Dollar – NBU

The new “Security” dollar coins are manufactured at the Mint’s facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, using the same patented multi-ply steel plating technology that has been used to manufacture Canada’s lower denomination circulation coins since 2001. The dollar coins also incorporate new visible security features that enhance the security and integrity of the Canadian monetary system. On the reverse side there is a micro-engraved laser mark.


  • Composition: Brass plated steel
  • Weight: 6.27 grams
  • Diameter: 26.5 mm
  • Thickness: 1.95mm
  • 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

  • 2012 Dollar – 107 105 000

Elizabeth II (2003 to this day)

Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist, creates the most recent effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the Latin 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.

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.