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Canada is getting a brand new coin and the colourful toonie commemorates a Canadian hockey victory!

The Royal Canadian Mint announced on September 28 that a new $2 circulation coin is launching to celebrate Team Canada's "triumph" over Team USSR in the 1972 Summit Series.

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After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who is featured on Canadian money, the Royal Canadian Mint revealed that it's working with the federal government to "transition" coins.

The Royal Canadian Mint, which manufactures and distributes Canada's circulation coins, shared in an email to customers on September 14 that it is "complying with royal succession protocols."

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Queen Elizabeth II has died, marking the end of her reign as queen of Canada, and that will lead to changes here, including with this country's money.

After her death at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8, 2022, a plan to crown her successor, King Charles III, and to prepare for her funeral was immediately put into action.

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How colourful is your change? Over the past few years, so many new loonies and toonies have been introduced into circulation in Canada and some are surprisingly beautiful!

From Haida art-inspired toonies to the most recently announced Oscar Peterson commemorative loonie, here's a look at some of Canada's newest coins that have been released to the public across the country.

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Check your change, folks! Canada's new loonie will enter circulation next week and the new $1 coin celebrates Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

On August 11, the Royal Canadian Mint confirmed that the new commemorative coin will begin circulating on Monday, August 15, to coincide with Peterson's birthday.

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