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Canada 2005 $1 Common Loon Loonie Dollar First Day of Minting Cover

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Hard-to-find set includes a handsome dollar from Canada, one of only 5000 struck on the first day of minting!

Sold out at the Mint!In 1987 a new one dollar coin replaced the one dollar bill in Canada. Introduced as a cost saving measure, the new coin was instantly nicknamed the "loonie" thanks to the lovely loon design created by well-known wildlife artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael. The name caught on and Canada gained a new word at the same time as Canadians began using the new coin every day. The loonie one dollar coin is made of aureate (nickel plated with bronze).

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2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & ReverseFirst Day of Minting Covers - A Great Value!

This set includes a true first-strike dollar with a very limited mintage! Each coin was struck with fresh dies on the very first day of minting for the sharpest details and clearest design, and each is attractively packaged in a full-color folder. Only 5,000 of these first day cover sets were assembled, ensuring that they'll always be in short supply, and they are the only way to get the first day of minting coins, so be sure to get yours today!


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Obverse
The classic loonie design of the common loon, facing right. The loon design was first used on the Canadian dollar in 1987. The denomination and date of issue also appear.

Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Packaging

The first day of minting coin is handsomely displayed in an large (8 inches by 5 inches) presentation folder with full-color illustrations and bilingual text.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2005
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26.50 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition Aureate (nickel plated with bronze)
Edge Plain, 11-Sided
   
Artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael

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