How to Separate Canadian Coins from American Coins?

Answer Ever had a big box of coins that you wanted to use, but had both Canadian and American currency in it? This guide will show you an easy way to separate them.

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What are canadian coins made of?

Canadian coins are made of several different metals, such as silver, copper, nickel and aluminum. Each denomination--including the toonie, the loonie, the quarter, the dime, the nickel and the penn... Read More »

Do Canadian coins have a lot of nickel?

The percentage of nickle in current Canadian coins varies by denomination, ranging from 1.5 percent, found in the penny, to 99 percent found in the outer ring of the toonie, or two dollar coin. The... Read More »

What are Canadian coins called?

Most Canadian coins look like their American counterparts and share the same name, including penny, nickel, dime and quarter. In 1987 the Royal Canadian Mintbegan minting a one-dollar coin to rep... Read More »

What percentage of silver is in canadian coins?

Modern Canadian coins, like their U.S. counterparts, do not contain any silver. The majority of coins under $1 that were produced after 2000 are made of steel. One dollar and two dollar coins, know... Read More »