Canada is getting a three-dollar coin for its birthday

It will take approximately seven three-dollar installments to buy one three-dollar coin

Publié le 28 février 2017

So it looks like we're going to skip the three-dollar bill stage entirely.

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Raise your hand if you thought you would see a Canadian three-dollar coin before seeing a five-dollar one.

 

 

The new three-dollar coin will come packaged in this patriotic stand.
THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

By Andrew Fifield, Metro

To mark the country’s 150th birthday, the Royal Canadian Mint is rolling out a decorative ducat that is festooned with hockey sticks, canoes, lobster pots and other totems of Canadian life. The Queen keeps her familiar position on the coin’s reverse side.

“No matter where you live, no matter how you came to be here, you’ll have your personal story of what Canada means to you,” reads a post on the Mint’s website.

The “fun and uplifting” 99.99 per cent silver coin was designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw and is available to buy for $19.95 — approximately seven installments of three dollars — at Mint.ca.

The coin is expected to ship to the U.S. and Canada on March 17.