Counterfeit Toonies Catalogue

Since their introduction to Canadian circulation in 1996, our $2 coins, or "toonies" as we affectionately know them have been subject to two major series of counterfeit coins.

  • BWJM Numbers
    BWJM Numbers

    Discover the cataloguing system used to easily describe the features of these coins.

  • Media and Links
    Media and Links

    Counterfeit $2 coins have been featured in various media reports and other websites. Access them here.

Latest Website Update

2022-07-04:

  • Added: Links to interviews with The Kelly Cutrara Show and A Little More Conversation with Ben O’Hara-Byrne on AM 640 Toronto.

2022-07-02:

  • Added: Link to an article in the Globe and Mail.

For more updates, check the full list of Website Updates.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about counterfeit toonies not already covered by this website, or if you think you have found a new, undocumented variety, please email us at bwjm@bwjm.ca. Media inquiries can also be directed to this address.

DISCLAIMER: This website is designed solely for educational and reference purposes. The collecting of counterfeit coins or currency is illegal and explicitly not condoned by this website.