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Canadian dollar

Dollar canadien (French)

ISO 4217 code


Official users

Flag of Canada Canada

Unofficial users

Flag of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon (alongside the euro)

Years circulated



1% (2013)[1]


1/100 cent (English) and sou (French)


$, C$, CAD$

Subunit symbol


Also known as

Loonie, buck (English)
Huard, piastre (French)


[2], , 10¢, 25¢, 50¢[2], $1, $2


$5, $10, $20, $50, $100

Central bank

Bank of Canada


Canadian Bank Note Company


Royal Canadian Mint

The Canadian dollar (sign: $; code: CAD) is the official currency of Canada, and is also circulated alongside the euro in Saint Pierre and Miquelon, an overseas collectivity of France located south of the island of Newfoundland. It has been used in Canada since 1858. The dollar is divided into 100 cents, colloquially known as "sous" in French. To distinguish the Canadian dollar from other dollar-denominated currencies, it is often abbreviated as C$ or CAD$. As of 2011, the currency is the world's seventh most traded currency, accounting for about 5.3% of the global daily share.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The World Factbook
  2. 2.0 2.1 This coin is no longer produced and is rarely used in circulation.

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