We have a gold coloured one-dollar coin, 11-sided – like the one created in the USA with the likeness of Susan B. Anthony (nice touch, Pab). It has a loon on the one side – hence the name “loonie” – and the Queen’s profile on the other. In the late 90’s we acquired a $2 coin. It is a two-ringed affair – silver coloured on the outer ring and a faded gold colour for the “bulls-eye”. Polar bear on the one side, Queen on the other. In the first year they were produced they were noted for breaking apart if dropped. Naturally, they came to be called “toonies” (twonies).
If we ever get a 5 dollar coin I’ll update you – but no rumours lately about that!
The red guy – Sir William Lyon MacKenzie King, $50 dollar bill. A Prime MInister of Canada
Purple – Sir John A. MacDonald, first Prime Minister of Canada (he and George could share some stories I am sure!) $10 bill
Blue – Sir Wilfred Laurier, another PM. $5 bill
Yes I ran on. No worries – there won’t be a test tomorrow! :-)