Media Advisory - Royal Canadian Mint's Vancouver 2010 commemorative
circulation coin program continues with 25-cent coin celebrating Cindy
Klassen's five medals in long-track speed skating in 2006

Mint boutique to host local coin exchange

OTTAWA, Jan. 6 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    What:  The newest coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Vancouver 2010
           collection is here! Canadians can now collect the 25-cent
           circulation coin celebrating Cindy Klassen's five medals in long-
           track speed skating in 2006, which was voted by fans as the third
           greatest Canadian Olympic Winter Games moment of all time.

           The Mint is inviting the general public to visit its Sussex Drive
           boutique for a coin exchange, where some lucky visitors could find
           one of only three million coloured versions of the coin randomly
           distributed among the 22 million coins entering circulation. This
           marks the fifteenth circulation coin to be issued in celebration
           of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

           Saving this special coin is a unique way to build momentum for the
           Games and to generate luck for our athletes who will compete in
           this momentous event.

    When:  Thursday, January 7, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
           Friday, January 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
           Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
           Sunday, January 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Where: Boutique of the Royal Canadian Mint
           320 Sussex Drive
           Ottawa, Ontario
    

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: For further information: (613) 993-8990 or boutique@mint.ca. For media inquiries, please contact: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 993-9999, aquino@mint.ca


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