New Toonie For Queen

New Toonie For Queen

WINNIPEG - Thousands of people have been visiting the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg this week to get their hands on a special toonie that honours Queen Elizabeth who died in September.

So far, over four thousand people have made the trip for the new toonie which is gold with a black outer ring to symbolize mourning.

Mint spokesperson Adrienne Wilson says because demand is so high, there's a two coin per person limit.

However, by later this month, about five million of the toonies will enter the national coin distribution system.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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