They must have a lot of nickel up there, because the Canadians seem to make a good number of coins out of it. This is a shiny, proof-quality one (Canadian) dollar coin. My Canadian quarters are just common circulated ones (see that sample description for an analysis of the nickel content of Canadian coins).
Source: eBay seller colonialacrescoins
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 27 February, 2003
Text Updated: 29 January, 2009
Sample Group: Coins