THE TOONIE TURNS 25!Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Canada’s $2 circulation coin! This coin and bank note set looks back at the $2 coin’s debut in 1996.
REVISIT A HISTORIC TRANSITION!A before-and-after retrospective, this set commemorates Canada’s transition to the Toonie by pairing one of the last $2 bank notes with a reproduction of the first $2 coin.
INCLUDES A REPLACEMENT BRX $2 BANK NOTE!Sealed in a capsule, the uncirculated $2 bill is a colourful piece of the past. It was part of the 1986Birds of Canadaseries issued by the Bank of Canada and represents the last of the $2 bank notes that circulated in Canada until 1996.
A BRX REPLACEMENT BANK NOTE!Take a closer look at your $2 bill’s serial number: the “BRX” prefix identifies it as a replacement bank note in case a regular one was damaged or destroyed during the printing process. Replacement notes rarely enter circulation—in fact, this one has been locked in our vault for 25 years, which makes it a unique collectible.
A SNAPSHOT OF 1996!Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, this collector coin features the reverse and obverse designs from the first two-dollar coin issued in 1996, but a slightly larger (38 mm) diameter and double dates (“1996-2021”) to commemorate the 25th anniversary in 2021.
SELECTIVE GOLD PLATING!Gold plating on the centre portion of your coin mimics the look of our bi-metallic $2 circulation piece. The rim is also plated with gold, which provides an extra touch of contrast and elegance.
AN AFFORDABLE SET!Priced at $149.95, this set offers great value anda theme that will appeal to any collector of Canadian circulation currency, whether that includes bank notes or coins!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE!The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.