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2 dollars 2022 - Honouring Queen Elizabeth II

By Royal Canadian Mint    |   Wednesday, 7 December 2022

2 dollars 2022 - Hommage à la reine Elizabeth II

For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II dutifully and gracefully served as Canada's head of state. And, until her passing on September 8, 2022, she was the only sovereign many Canadians had ever known.

This $2 circulation coin is a solemn tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) that marks the end of a reign. A black outer ring surrounds the polar bear design at the center of the coin's reverse. The same effect carries over to the obverse, which features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

A reign for more than seven decades exemplified by numerous visits, her ties to our fundamental institutions and remaining current with the progress of Canada as a diverse, modern nation.

Four different images of Queen Elizabeth II have graced the obverse of all Canadian circulation coins since 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II served as Canada's head of state for seven decades and for millions of Canadians, she was the only monarch they had ever known. Our special $2 circulation coin offers Canadians a way to remember her.

Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint

This new coin features the traditional Brent Townsend polar bear design on the core of the reverse, as well as the Susanna Blunt effigy of Her Late Majesty on the obverse. While the metal composition of the coin remains unchanged, the outer ring is black.

Nearly five million coins will enter the national coin distribution system in December.

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