The Canadian piggy bank has no pennies and lots of loonies and toonies which make the total climb fast. I would estimate that there is $150 dollars worth of coins in there.
So if you ever want to save up money in a piggy bank, you should do it in Canada. It grows a way faster.
For all my USA friends, here is a little run down of our Loonie ($1) and Toonie ($2). We do not call them one and two dollar coins, but rather refer to them as loonies and toonies.
The loonie was minted first and was introduced in place of the paper bill back in 1987. Wikipedia tells us that there was quite a scandal around the new coin because the mint "lost" the master dies while having them shipped from the design stage to the mint. The original dies were never found. Hmmmmmm, me smells a rat!!!
|Old $1.00 bill. None in circulation any more.|
The Toonie was introduced in 1996 and replaced the $2 bill.
|Old $2.00 bill. None in circulation any more.|
|Loonies on top, Toonies on bottom|
Tonight we are Street Docking outside our daughters house in Lacombe Alberta, and this is the view looking in our window.