Canada 1999 2 dollars Fr-45
This specimen was lot 6146 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 2 Dollars, 1999. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Yellow gold center in white gold ring. Nunavut drum dancer." Upon the success of the "loonie" in 1987, the regime introduced a bimetallic "toonie", or two dollar coin, in 1996. Off metal strikes in silver and gold were produced for sale to collectors.
Recorded mintage: 4,298 plus 39,873 in silver plus a base metal circulation issue.
Specification: gold, 28 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-45; KM-357b.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.