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Prime Ministers on Canadian Money Bills and Coins


Prime Ministers on Money : below is a breakdown of all the Prime Ministers on Canadian Bills. Also, we tell you which face is on all Canadian coins.

Which Prime Minister is on the $1 one dollar bill? It's a double trick question! Canada's one dollar is a coin, it's called a Loonie. Queen Elizabeth II is on the face of this coin, not a prime minister or a president. Canadian one dollar coins replaced paper bills in 1987.

Which Prime Minister is on the $2 Two dollar bill? It's also a trick question! Canada's two dollar is a coin, it's called a Toonie. Queen Elizabeth II is on the face of this coin, not a prime minister or a president. Canadian two dollar coins replaced paper bills in 1996.

Interesting Money Fact: Bank of Canada prints Canadian paper money, but coins are minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.

 

loonie one dollar canadian coin
Queen Elizabeth 2nd is on $1 Loonie and on $2 Toonie

Money's real worth over time: it's no secret money you have now is constantly losing value. What you could buy with $1 about 30 years ago you will need $8 to buy now. Use our online calculator to find percent increase of money needed to make the same purchase, you'll see the answer is 700%!

Also check out United States Presidents on Money (US) - what presidents are on paper money and US Presidents on Coins - what presidents are on coin money and see pictures of both head and tail sides.

Canadian paper currency and Prime Ministers (Faces) on the bills

(note: some of Faces on dollar bills were not Prime Ministers, sometimes it's Queen elizabeth II)
Pictures of Canadian Bills / Coins

Canadian Bills
All have faces of Prime Ministers except $20 bill

$5 Canadian Dollars - Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister

$10 Canadian Dollars - Sir John A. MacDonald, Prime Minister (Canada's First PM)

$20 Canadian Dollars - Queen Elizabeth II

$50 Canadian Dollars - Sir William Lyon MacKenzie King, Prime Minister

$100 Canadian Dollars - Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister

canadian bills
Picture of Canadian Paper Money Bills

Loonie $1 one dollar coin

$1 bill has been phased out in Canada. Since 1987 the $1 "Loonie" coin replaced the $1 Canadian bill.

loonie one dollar canadian coin front loonie one dollar canadian coin back
Picture of $1 dollar Loonie coin

Toonie $2 two dollar coin

$2 bill has been phased out in Canada. Since 1996 the $2 "Toonie" coin replaced the $2 Canadian bill.

Toonie $2 two dollar coin front Toonie $2 two dollar coin back reverse
Picture of $2 dollar Toonie coin

Canadian Coins
All Have the Face of Queen Elizabeth II on the face of the coin
$2 Coin
$1 Coin
50 Cent
25 Cent
10 Cent
5 Cent
1 Cent

 
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