The New Loonie

missile
#1
Soon to be known as the Terry,after one legged runner,Terry Fox,our one dollar coin will feature the image of Terry on the coin-replacing the Loon.
 
Vanni Fucci
#2
I would have thought that after CBC's Greatest Canadian contest, that we would have had a stamp or coin in honour of Tommy Douglas by now...

...I guess the fear of democratic socialism still runs deep in many circles of our society...

...still, Terry is a good choice I suppose...
 
missile
#3
Buried inside the newspaper article was the idea of a 5 dollar coin still being thought of. I hope not! We'll need to carry damn purses to hold all the coins!
 
Andem
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by missile

Soon to be known as the Terry,after one legged runner,Terry Fox,our one dollar coin will feature the image of Terry on the coin-replacing the Loon.

I believe it is only a commemoration coin. The loon won't be replace, but shoved aside for about 11-14 million coins featuring Terry Fox.

Very good idea, to keep his spirit and cause going.
 
missile
#5
With that many being minted,perhaps I will get a few to put away for the future. Missed out on the Remembrance Day quarter!
 
Ten Packs
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by missile

Buried inside the newspaper article was the idea of a 5 dollar coin still being thought of. I hope not! We'll need to carry damn purses to hold all the coins!

When I go out, I have to stuff the following in my jacket: wallet (I wear sweats most of the time - no back pocket), cigarette case, Zippo, brush (my pony-tail keeps tangling), keys, sunglasses, some coins, any shopping list I may have...and so on.

CRIPES! I could use a purse NOW!!!
 
mrmom2
#7
A five dollar coin ? I can see the vending machine owners loving that one.
 
Reverend Blair
#8
Quote:

When I go out, I have to stuff the following in my jacket: wallet (I wear sweats most of the time - no back pocket), cigarette case, Zippo, brush (my pony-tail keeps tangling), keys, sunglasses, some coins, any shopping list I may have...and so on.

CRIPES! I could use a purse NOW!!!

See, if you had colder weather you'd have a bigger jacket with more pockets. :P
 
missile
#9
In the warmer months,I stuff all my gear into a nice Alpine Beer fanny pack.There's only one bulge I allow in my pants
 
no1important
#10
I am glad they are finally putting a Canadian on a coin. I saw the ceremony on Newsworld a couple days ago. It looks good. They should of left the Loon on it and put Terry on where the Queen is instead. I always thought as well the Queen should come off the 20 and replaced with Banting or Terry Fox or Tommy Douglas. There are enought distinguished Canadians that could go on our coins. I say put them on coins and 20. We do not need the Queen on our money anymore. The time has come for change.

I know the mint has been yapping for a few years about a five dollar coin. If they do that they should still keep the 5 dollar bill. I wish they would of kept the two dollar bill as well when toonie came out. Nothing wrong with both. The loonie because it is a small denomination was ok to replace the bill but not the five. My pockets are too heavy as it is.
 

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