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Canada is getting a new $3 coin for its 150th birthday

Simran Singh Feb 28, 2017 4:16 am 18,799

Could this be the most Canadian coin ever?

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday year, the Royal Canadian Mint released a new $3 coin adorned with maple syrup, a beaver, a hockey stick, a lobster pot, and other quintessential symbols of the ‘true north strong and free.’

The 99.9 % silver coin was designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw and will cost you $19.99.

Canada’s new $3 coin/ The Royal Canadian Mint

“This coin is filled with inspiring symbols, and even if you haven’t seen or experienced them all, you’ll likely notice they all feel like “home”—Canada, a rich and ever-changing combination of people, histories and aspirations that come together with the maple leaf at their heart,” the Royal Canadian Mint said on its website. 

We already have the loonie and toonie. We’re just wondering if this new $3 coin will be called a threenie?

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Simran Singh
Simran is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She enjoys writing about culture, society, and politics. In her spare time, she drinks too much coffee and listens to a lot of Beyoncé. Have a story idea? Email her: [email protected]

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