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The Time When Canada Lost the Dies For Its New Coin

Canada has a one-dollar coin called the “loonie.” It was introduced in 1987 to replace the country’s paper one-dollar bill. But something strange happened to the loonie on its way to being produced. The dies to the new design, the ones that would be used to strike the new coins, got lost in transit from the Royal Canadian Mint.

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Daniel Ganninger

Daniel Ganninger

The writer, editor, and chief lackey of Knowledge Stew and the Knowledge Stew line of trivia books. Connect at knowledgestew.com and danielganninger.com