Media Advisory - Public invited to obtain one-dollar circulation coin
celebrating Navy centennial

Royal Canadian Mint to distribute coin to public through four-day coin exchange

HALIFAX, June 28 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    What:  As 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy, the
           Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new commemorative one-dollar
           circulation coin featuring iconic symbols of Canada's Navy,
           including a Halifax-Class frigate and images of Navy personnel
           past and present.

           The Mint is pleased to join the people of Halifax in welcoming
           members of the International Fleet Review (IFR) to their shores
           and give them a special opportunity to trade their change for this
           new one-dollar coin celebrating the proud 100-year legacy of the
           Canadian Navy. Over the next four days, visitors to the IFR's
           Naval Centennial Village can go the Royal Canadian Mint booth for
           the chance to collect a unique piece of Canadian history.

           From 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on June 29 only, visitors to the Mint
           booth will also have the chance to meet Bonnie Ross, the Nova
           Scotia artist who designed the Navy centennial circulation coin.

           The Mint's limited-edition 2010 Silver Dollar products featuring
           the HMCS Sackville, also issued in honour of the Navy centennial,
           will also be on sale to the public at the Mint's booth.

    When:  Tuesday, June 29, 2010 (2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
           Wednesday June 30, 2010 to Friday July 2, 2010
           (12 p.m.to 6:00 p.m.)

    Where: Canadian Forces Base Halifax
           HMC Dockyard (Naval Centennial Village)
           Corner of Provost Wallis and Cornwallis Streets
           Halifax, NS
    

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Mobile: (613) 797-9125, aquino@mint.ca


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