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Loons

Message 4600 · Ian Price · 21 Aug 1996 18:43:52 · Top

> A loon being a duck like bird,
>so I am told.

It's our 'National Boid' and the emblem on the reverse of a Canadian $1 coin -
hence we call them 'Loonies'.

The new 2-metal, 2-tone, incredible-separating $2 coin was then dubbed a '2nie'
or a 'Double-Loon', even though it had a polar bear on the reverse and should
have been called a 'bear behind'. :-)

... worth about a farthing, real money.

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