Media Advisory - Royal Canadian Mint's Vancouver 2010 commemorative
circulation coin program continues with 25-cent coin celebrating men's hockey
gold at Salt Lake City in 2002

Mint boutique to host local coin exchange

OTTAWA, Oct. 1 /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 Men's Hockey Gold at Salt Lake City
            in 2002, which was voted by fans as the top Canadian Olympic
            Winter Games Moment of all time.

            The thrill of Canada's victory at the Winter Olympic Games in
            Salt Lake City is depicted on the coin by a hockey player with
            arms raised in victory against the backdrop of a maple leaf. The
            Mint is inviting the general public to visit its Lagimodière
            Boulevard 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 thirteenth 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, October 1st, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
            Friday, October 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
            Saturday, October 3rd, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Where:  Boutique of the Royal Canadian Mint
            520 Lagimodière Boulevard
            Winnipeg, Manitoba

    For more information: 204-983-6429 or boutiquewpg@mint.ca
    

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

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


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