Pucks drop on new Calgary Flames season - New Royal Canadian Mint souvenir coin pucks and coin sets feature Calgary's team logo on special colorized $1 coin



    CALGARY, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Just as the Calgary Flames take to the ice
to start a brand new NHL season, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is crashing the
net with some exciting new NHL licensed products, featuring a special $1 coin
adorned with the colour logo that is loved and recognized by Calgary fans
along the famous Red Mile and beyond. These new NHL licensed products from the
RCM are a great way for Calgary Flames fans to show their true colours to
fellow supporters and friendly rivals alike.
    Fresh off the bench are 2007/2008 Coin Hockey Pucks featuring an embedded
$1 coin, minted in pure nickel, dated 2008 and emblazoned with a full colour
logo of the Calgary Flames. Also in this year's line-up are new NHL coin sets,
featuring a painted Calgary logo on a $1 coin, accompanied by uncirculated
specimens of all of Canada's 2008 circulation coins.
    The Calgary Flames NHL Coin Hockey Puck is packaged in a protective clear
plastic case and includes a collectible insert card. The suggested retail
price of this product is $15.95. The Calgary Flames Coin Set showcases
attractive photos of Calgary's home rink, the Pengrowth Saddle Dome, as well
as an insert card offering a short history of the building. The coin set can
be purchased for $24.95.
    The Calgary Flames are proud to offer these products at their Pengrowth
Saddle Dome boutique. These items, as well as RCM Coin Hockey Pucks and Coin
Sets featuring Canada's other NHL teams, are available at the Mint's boutiques
in Ottawa and Winnipeg, online at www.mint.ca or by calling 1-800-267-1871.
Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada are carrying the 2007/2008 NHL Coin
Hockey Pucks and Coin Sets, while participating Canada Post retail outlets are
selling the 2007/2008 NHL Coin Sets.

    About the Royal Canadian Mint

    The RCM, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is the Crown corporation
responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. In
operation since 1908, the RCM is recognized as one of the largest and most
versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high
quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For
more information on the RCM, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

    NHL is a registered trademark and the NHL Shield is a trademark of the
National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and
its teams. All Rights Reserved.

    Images of the RCM's new souvenir coin pucks and coin sets are available
by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Alexandre Reeves, Manager, Communications,
(613) 949-5777, (613) 991-5342, Cell: (613) 884-6370, Fax: (613) 991-2628,
reeves@mint.ca


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