" is an unofficial name for Canada's two-dollar coin; it is a portmanteau word
combining the number "two" with the name of the loonie
, the one-dollar coin that pre-dated it. The toonie is a bi-metallic coin which bears an image of a polar bear
on the reverse.
When the coin was introduced a number of nicknames were suggested. Runners up included the 'bearly' and the 'doubloonie'.
See: Canadian dollar, Canadian English