Canada receives new coin and colorful Toonie celebrates hockey victory (PHOTO)

Canada gets a brand new coin and the colored dollar commemorates a Canadian victory in hockey!

The Royal Canadian Mint announced on September 28 the release of a new $2 circulation coin to celebrate the “triumph” of Team Canada over Team USSR in the 1972 Summit Series.

According to the Mint, “a nation’s pride was at stake” during the series and Canada’s victory crowned this country as “the true champion of the world of hockey.”

The new dollar is meant to inspire all Canadians — whether on the ice or in everyday life — and to remind us of what can be achieved when Canadians are united.

This coin features a design by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel and the inner core depicts two Team Canada hockey players on the team’s maple leaf jersey emblem framed by “The Series” and “50 Years “.

Additionally, the coaches’ initials and each player’s jersey numbers surround the core.

The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II still appears on the obverse of the coin.

After the Queen’s death, the mint said it was working with the federal government to begin “the transition to a new obverse for all Canadian coins” and to comply with “protocols of royal succession”.

For the new 50th Anniversary Summit Series $2 circulation coins, three million have been minted and two million of them feature a fully colored inner core.

Those not colored red, white and black have the classic golden inner core that other toonies have.

The new coins will gradually become part of your currency as banks and corporations replenish their stocks of toonies.

All toonies were released on September 28, the 50th anniversary of the last game in the hockey series.

Collector’s versions of the coins are also available and the net proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

Recently, the Mint launched another colorful new coin honoring Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

This loon features Peterson on the piano with a flowing musical scale showing off the closing two bars of his song “Hymn to Freedom.”

There’s also a sample of purple in two million coins in circulation because that was her favorite color!

The cover image of this article was used for illustrative purposes only.

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