Canada’s Colourful Coins

Canada's Poppy QuarterThe Poppy Coin:

On October 21, 2004, The Royal Canadian Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion, unveiled the world’s first coloured circulation coin. The 25-cent coin features a red poppy, the symbol that pays homage to the 117,000 gallant Canadians who died in the service of the nation.

Canada has lots of colourful money:

Canadian Leaf coinCanada butterfly coinCanada Santa coin
Canada $20 bill

(Post prompted by the comments about Tim Hortons’ employees being blamed for the poppy quarter design, when they had NOTHING to do with it.)

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