Media Advisory - View Royal Canadian Mint's "million dollar coin": the world-record 100-kg, 99.999% pure gold maple leaf bullion coin at the 2008 annual convention of the Canadian Numismatic Association



    OTTAWA, July 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives and the general
public are invited(*) to a one-day showing of the world's largest, purest and
highest denomination gold coin at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa on
Saturday, July 19, 2008. The Royal Canadian Mint will display its 100-kg,
99999 pure Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin with a $1 million face value at its
booth located on the floor of the Canadian Numismatic Association's 2008
Convention. The Mint will also exchange coins with visitors to its booth, in
return for a 2008 $2 circulation coin commemorating the 400th anniversary of
Quebec City.
    The 100-kg, 99999 pure Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin has been certified by
Guinness World Records as the world's largest gold coin and has dazzled
audiences in the United States, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Austria,
Latvia, Finland and Estonia. This is a rare opportunity for the public to view
this and other rare coins at the pre-eminent gathering of Canada's coin
collectors.

    
    What:     View the Mint's world-record 100-kg Gold Maple Leaf bullion
              coin with a $1 million face value and exchange coins to receive
              a Quebec City 400th anniversary two-dollar coin.

              Interviews and photo opportunities will be available.

    When:     Saturday, July 19, 2008
              10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Where:    Crowne Plaza Hotel
              101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario

    (*) Admission is $5 per person and free for visitors age 12 and under.
    




For further information:

For further information: Alex Reeves Manager, Communications, Royal
Canadian Mint, (613) 949-5777, Cell: (613) 884-6370, reeves@mint.ca


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