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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 35, August 27, 2006, Article 14

CANADA IS PLANNING A NEW $5 COIN - THE FOONIE

Dick Johnson writes: "Canada is planning for a new coin, a $5 coin.
Even before it is off the drawing board it has a nickname. A foonie!
I love Canadians’ sense of humor. The loonie moniker for the dollar
coin, bearing the bird of the same name, was a natural. A toonie for
their $2 coin followed the same alliteration. Was it obvious what our
neighbors were going to call a five-dollar coin? Or that it will
quickly catch one. Time will tell.

You might want to read this humorous article with lots of Canadian
coin lore: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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