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Loonie turns 25 today!

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Blog by Bettina Reid | June 30th, 2012

I can't believe the loonie is 25 years old. 25 years ago today the Royal Canadian Mint introduced it and to think our children have never known any different. 

What is interesting is that the only reason the loonie became a loonie as we all know it, is because of the Loon depicted on the coin. But it wasn't the original plan and had the original plans not been lost in transit on the way to the mint in Winnipeg, we wouldn't have the loonie, although not too sure what we would have called the coin. Loonie just seems to fit, without the loonie we would never have had the toonie either. Funny how things turn out.