Currency of Canada: Canadian dollar, today's rate $
The Canadian Dollar is the currency of Canada. The code of Canadian dollar is CAD. We use $ as symbol of Canadian dollar. The Canadian Dollar is divided in 100 cents. CAD is regulated by Bank of Canada.
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- The most popular conversions of Canadian dollar are
- the Canadian dollar was introduced in 1 Jan 1858 (163 years ago).
- There are 7 coins for the Canadian dollar ( 1¢ , 5¢ , 10¢ , 25¢ , 50¢ , $1 and $2 ),
- the Canadian dollar has 9 banknotes ( $1 , $2 , $5 , $10 , $20 , $50 , $100 , $500 and $1000 )
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The Canadian currency, the loonie
Canada is part of the Commonwealth, so although it's completely economically and politically independent, Queen Elizabeth II of England is Canada's head of state (just like Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere). It's unsurprising to find the Queen's "mug shot" on the back of all Canadian coins as well as on the twenty-dollar bill.
Besides this, banknotes usually feature busts of former prime ministers from the early 20th century, whereas coins feature some of Canada's emblematic wildlife: the beaver, the caribou, the loon and the polar bear. The maple leaf only appears as a watermark on all banknotes.
The "loonie" is also a common name Canadians give their currency. They may also call their dollar a "piastre" in French (pronounced "piasse").
The Canadian dollar was first introduced in 1857 on the markets. Its equivalent in "gold" at the time was the same as the US dollar, but since 1950, Canada has refused to peg its exchange rate to the greenback.
|euro to Canadian dollar||1 EUR = 1.5463 CAD|
|US dollar to Canadian dollar||1 USD = 1.2717 CAD|
|Serbian dinar to Canadian dollar||1 RSD = 0.0131 CAD|
|Iranian rial to Canadian dollar||1 IRR = 0.0000 CAD|
|Vietnamese dong to Canadian dollar||1 VND = 0.0001 CAD|
|Ripple to Canadian dollar||1 XRP = 0.3391 CAD|
|Japanese yen to Canadian dollar||1 JPY = 0.0123 CAD|
|DogeCoin to Canadian dollar||1 XDG = 0.0103 CAD|
|Colombian peso to Canadian dollar||1 COP = 0.0004 CAD|
|Kuwaiti dinar to Canadian dollar||1 KWD = 4.2045 CAD|
|Cuban convertible peso to Canadian dollar||1 CUC = 1.2717 CAD|
|Philippine peso to Canadian dollar||1 PHP = 0.0265 CAD|
|Bahraini dinar to Canadian dollar||1 BHD = 3.3730 CAD|
|Croatian kuna to Canadian dollar||1 HRK = 0.2044 CAD|
|Ounces of Copper to Canadian dollar||1 XCP = 14654.2835 CAD|
|Nepalese rupee to Canadian dollar||1 NPR = 0.0109 CAD|