The Loonie and Toonie have evolved | Royal Canadian Mint

On April 10, 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new generation of one-dollar and two-dollar circulation coins. By combining several leading-edge security features along with its patented Multi-Ply Plated Steel technology, the Mint is producing more resistant, long-lasting coins as well as increased cost-efficiencies for the Government of Canada.

As these coins find their way into your change, we’re pleased to share interactive views, close-up photos and detailed insight on how the Mint leads the evolution of circulation coins in Canada and around the world.