To celebrate Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200th birthday the Royal Canadian Mint is striking a special commemorative toonie to be released on January 11, 2015. Macdonald was Canada’s first Prime Minister.
The coin’s reverse features Macdonald’s name and image imposed over a map of Canada with the initials of the artist, GG for Glen Green. Green has also designed five of the 2010 Canadian Olympic 25 cent pieces. The obverse features the familiar image of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susanna Blunt.
A five pack is available at face value with free shipping from the Royal Canadian Mint for a limited time, but there is a limit of one pack per household which is different than the three packs they’ve allowed for other commemorative issues.