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Canada’s Giant Toonie

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The two-dollar coin – or Toonie – is located in Old Mill Park with a majestic view of Trent River. The Toonie was built in 2001 to recognize Campbellford artist Brent Townsend who created the polar bear image used on the Two Dollar Coin.

The $2 Coin stands 8.2 metres high and 5.5 metres in diameter.

The most famous bear in Canada, stamped on toonies, has a name. After adding up 166,635 ballots cast during the Royal Canadian Mint’s “Name Our Polar Bear” contest, the winning moniker, with 34% of the vote, is Churchill.

Visit the monument, and admire the details of the Toonie on a much larger scale.

Photo: Kazuha1029, CC BY-SA 4.0

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