A Brinks truck with "millions" of looneys and dubloons crashed on Hwy 11 and spilled coins in every direction. I'm sure that this
would not be considered a windfall, as the cops were on the scene to keep rubberneckers from investigating.
Apparently they used magnetic tools to pick up the scattered loonies as there were too many of them.
The gov't mint is reducing the nickel content in the loonies/toonies as the cost of producing the coins with nickel content exceeds their
worth these days. The new coins will have base metal in them..or recycled metal from China from the recycled cars. This move is the
Mints part on being "green" yet preserving the integrity of the coins. The coatings will not have any brass or any worthwhile metal,
but some kind of "flashed coating" to give it that "golden" colour.
I guess times are changing and along with the plastic $100 bills, and now the $20s coming up, saving money and laying off gov't
(mint)workers is the way of balancing the federal budget.