The Royal Canadian Mint introduced nickel dollars for general circulation in 1968 after they stopped using silver. Unfortunately, many think that nickel dollars refer to the Loonie, which was introduced in 1987. The Canadian nickel dollar coin looks silver and continues to be struck since 1968. With the exception of special commemorative coins from the RCM, nickel dollars continue to be struck and should not be confused with the Loonie.
There were no years of noteworthy importance with nickel dollars except for 1982, which saw the planchet varieties, of which only 2 are known to exist. The 1982 nickel dollar exists on a rolled thin planchet. The normal planchet has a weight of 15.62 grams, a diameter of 32.13 mm, and a thickness of 2.50 mm. The thin planchet consists of incomplete reeding. Its weight is 7.78 grams, a diameter of 31.82 mm, and a thickness of 1.50 mm.