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Who is on the Canadian dollar bill?

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Canada no longer uses a dollar bill, as the Royal Canadian Mint now issues coins in its place. The coins entered circulation in 1987 and feature a portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and a bird called a loon on the reverse. Therefore, many call the coins "loonies."

The Bank of Canada produces a myriad of polymer bills in larger denominations, which complement the $1 and $2 coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. These bills feature the faces of many prominent Canadians, including John A. Macdonald and Wilfrid Laurier, both former prime ministers of the nation. Queen Elizabeth II also appears on the $20 note.


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