Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: C$1  
Diameter: 26.5 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Nickel [91.5%] 6.405 (g)
Bronze [8.5%] 0.595 (g)
Total Mass: 7 (g)

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Coin Type

1987 to 2011 - Elizabeth II - One Dollar (Loonie)

Canada 1988 One Dollar Coin Description

Canada 1988  Canadian Dollar ( C$1 ) - Obverse
OBVERSE
Obverse
Canada 1988  Canadian Dollar ( C$1 ) - Reverse
REVERSE
Reverse



COIN DESCRIPTION
Coin Mass: 7 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 26.5 (mm)
Mint Year: 1988
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian Dollar
Coin Rating:
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:59.649 Canada 1988 C$1 ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:59.649
Coin Grade:
OFCC - UNGRADED
Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 59.649
Face Value:
( Canada)
1.00
Attributes:
Coin Notes:
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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1987-2011
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C$1
Obverse Design: Queen Elizabeth II
Obverse Designer: Susanna Blunt
Reverse Design: Common Loon
Reverse Designer:
The Canadian dollar (symbol: $; code: CAD) is the currency of Canada. It is abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or C$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.[1] It is divided into 100 cents.

Owing to the image of a loon on the one-dollar coin, the currency is sometimes referred to as the loonie (though this term is often reserved only for the coin itself, see Loonie).

The Canadian one dollar coin, commonly called the loonie, is a gold-coloured one-dollar coin introduced in 1987. It bears images of a common loon, a bird which is common and well known in Canada, on the reverse, and of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

The coin's outline is an 11-sided curve of constant width. Its diameter of 26.5 mm and its 11-sidedness matched that of the already-circulating Susan B. Anthony dollar in the United States, and its thickness of 1.95 mm was a close match to the latter's 2.0 mm. Its gold colour differed from the silver-coloured Anthony dollar; however, the succeeding Sacagawea and Presidential dollars matched the loonie's overall hue. Other coins using a curve of constant width include the 7-sided British twenty pence and fifty pence coins (the latter of which has similar size and value to the loonie, but is silver in colour).

The coin has become the symbol of the Canadian dollar: media often discuss the rate at which the loonie is trading against other currencies. The nickname loonie (huard in French) became so widely recognized that in 2006 the Royal Canadian Mint secured the rights to it.[3] When the Canadian two-dollar coin was introduced in 1996, it was in turn nicknamed the "toonie" (a portmanteau of "two" and "loonie").


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