So beautiful! Canada's new loonie just dropped and it's the country's first-ever coloured $1 coin.\nThis new piece of change commemorates the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations which happened after 51 nations, including Canada, signed the charter.\nIt features the UN's signature olive branch wreath in blue and Canada's iconic red maple leaf along with a world map that has more maple leaves within it.\nEditor's Choice: Tim Hortons Will Be Testing Reusable Cups & Food Containers That You Actually Return\n View this post on Instagram A promise of peace that should never be forgotten. . With the United Nations celebrating their 75th anniversary this year, we are proud to unveil our first-ever painted $1 commemorative circulation coin honouring Canada’s role as a Founding Member and our commitment to peacekeeping and peacebuilding on the international stage. . Canada is a nation of global citizens striving for a better world. Our place on the international stage was built on a history of peacekeeping and peace building. . Watch our announcement video and learn more about our contributions to world peace at the link in our bio. A post shared by #HoldOnToBravery (@canadianmint) on Oct 22, 2020 at 6:00am PDT\n\n\nTwo million of these beautiful blue and red coloured coins went into circulation on October 22.\nThe Royal Canadian Mint said that this is a tribute to Canada's commitment to continuing international cooperation through the United Nations.\nIn 1945, a treaty was signed by nations all over the world to create this new world body with the goals of saving future generations from war, championing human rights, encouraging respect for international law and treaties, and promoting social progress.\nThe Mint has also created one million uncoloured versions of the commemorative coin.*\nWhile this is the first time the loonie has a pop of colour, toonies have been vibrant before like one that commemorates the end of World War II and one that's in honour of a Haida artist.\n*This article has been updated.