Loonies and Toonies!

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Welcome to blogging through the Alphabet with Amanda and myself.    This week we are working through the letter L.   I hope you will hop right on in.  :)  Join us yes?

Today I want to talk to you about Loonies and Toonies... our lovely way to spend money!   :)


This past weekend I went to the states for a wedding.   It was fun.  I had a chance to visit with an old college friend and see her children all grown up.  It was interesting trying to work with American dollars...all green and all bills (except the small change).

Did you know that in Canada we have bills .. coloured according to denomination...and then my favourite.. the Loonie and the Toonie!  :)



Why are they my favourite you ask? 

Well.... Today I find it marvellous to have a bill for $10 and I'm thinking to me-self ACK I don't want to break my $20...and low and behold in my change I find a lovely $10 in coins...it's like a birthday present you know?   When you think you've only got small change and find all those dollars hiding in there!  :)  It's a marvellous thing.  :)

Why Loonie?
Well...it's got that fine looking bird on it's head.  The well you know...the toonie is called such because well.. bearie would be STUPID (even if it has a bear on the head) and well...Toonie rhymes!  :)   And we are a common sense type of people eh? 

Why do we use coins for the $1 and $2?
Well.. it saves the country money as coins don't wear out as quickly as dollar bills do.  
We've even lost our penny as it costs MORE to make the penny than what it's worth.

Tell me then...what do you like about the money of YOUR country?  (other than the making and spending of it mind).  :)

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20 comments

  1. Too funny. When I read the title, I was thinking of Looney Toons cartoons. I wish we would get rid of the penny, too. Thanks for the fun post.

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    1. You made me smile. :) Thanks melissa!

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  2. Another American showing... I thought of Looney Tunes cartoons also. Thanks for teaching me something new!

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    1. oh you Americans!! You are SO FUNNY. :)

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  3. Haha...I seem to remember them being called "moonies" (the $2 ones)... You know what I mean?! ;) Toonies is much more tasteful :)

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    1. My son's response to that was to shake head and say how embarrassed the queen would have felt.

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  4. Y'all have pretty money. Had no idea they were called loonie and toonie. I was thinking of Looney Tunes as well. :)

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  5. yes we do, thank you. :)

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  6. Some friends went home to Canada last month to visit family and brought back some of your new colored bills to show us. I found it weird that they are almost like plastic. I like that ours are all green...even if that is weird for you Northern neighbors. I like not having people who might be looking over my shoulder in line knowing how much I have just by the color. Yes, I know, I'm weird-LOL!

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    1. I never thought about that angle Carol... though seriously...anyone looking in my wallet shouldn't be doing so. :)

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  7. I use to love visiting Canada when I was younger so I could get the "pretty" money. :)

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    1. our money is pretty isn't it? :)

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  8. Okay, I had to google to see the pretty money. Wow, that's neat! I never realized how colorful it is. I'll have to visit someday...

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    1. it is really neat. The current rendition of them is more plastic than paper...helps them last longer.

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  9. I like that our money, in America, reflects people of historical significance. Thank you for sharing about Canada's money. It has been years since I have been there.

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    1. Our bills reflect some of our history as well. :)

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  10. Fun names! I know Miss J will find this so neat. She loves to play with words and these will just roll off her tongue! Those coins are lovely.

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    1. Did they do just roll off the tongue don't they your comment made me smile

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  11. We always thought the toonies looked like milk tokens, and we joked about peeling the foil off the loonie to eat the chocolate. LOL Yes, Canada has colorful money!

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