>The Canadian Dollar, for the first time in my life, is now worth more than the US dollar.
The Loonie, as we call it, closed at $1.0052 US today, up from the $0.62 it was in 2002.
We call our Dollar Coin a Loonie because of the bird depicted on it (not the Queen on the other side)
This is a Common Loon. He has a unique bird call that can be mistaken for none other.
“Loonie” is also a slang for a Lunatic.
When the two dollar coin came out there was much speculation as to what it would be nicknamed. “Dubloonie?” some intellectuals thought.. It was clever for two reasons, the reference to the dubloon and the fact that it was double the value of a Loonie. But the popular choice of the people won out – It is called a Toonie, for the two dollars it represents.
This would be worth $2.01 US