What Picture Appears on the Canadian Voyageur Dollar?


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The images that appear on the silver 1935 Canadian Voyageur Dollar are a side portrait of King George V and two men paddling a canoe. Later, the image of King George V was replaced with a side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The 75th Anniversary of the First Canadian Silver Dollar, released in 2010, includes the portrait of King George V on one side and the two men paddling the canoe on the other. The Voyageur image represents a fur trader led by a native guide. This design appeared on nearly every Canadian dollar from 1935 to 1986. The 75th Anniversary edition coin is one of the only modern Canadian coins that features a royal effigy other than Queen Elizabeth II.

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