Token: Canada Toonie Token  2004
Token: Canada Toonie Token 2004

For those not in the know, Canada issued a one dollar coin several years ago with a picture of a water bird known as a loon, made famous by its loud, fluctuating call and leading to the catchy phrase 'crazy as a loon.' Well, the Canadian dollar coins soon earned the nickname loonies. Not long after that, Canadian two dollar coins earned the nickname toonies.

With that bit of important history out of the way, the Royal Canadian Mint issued tokens in nickel with the polar bear motif of the toonie. These sell on the after market (e.g., on eBay) as follows:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $40

These are inflated catalog values. Read out Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

BTW, there is a valuable variation of the loonie. See this page [Press Here] for an explanation.

Coin: 18737 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Scott, Wed, 28-Jan-2015 18:54:53 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 29-Jan-2015 16:31:37 GMT
Requester description: 2004 Front:
Same design as the middle of a toonie
Designer's initials are BT
Has the Mint logo in the middle over 2004
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