Pucks Drop on new Toronto Maple Leafs Season - New Royal Canadian Mint souvenir coin pucks and coin sets feature Toronto's team logo on special colorized $1 coin



    TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Just as the Toronto Maple Leafs 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
legions of Toronto fans across Canada. These new NHL licensed products from
the RCM are a great way for Toronto 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 Toronto Maple Leafs. Also in this year's line-up are new NHL coin
sets, featuring a painted Toronto logo on a $1 coin, accompanied by
uncirculated specimens of all of Canada's 2008 circulation coins.
    The Toronto Maple Leafs 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 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Coin Set
showcases attractive photos of Toronto's home rink, the Air Canada Centre, as
well as an insert card offering short histories of the Air Canada Centre and
the famed Maple Leafs Garden. The coin set can be purchased for $24.95.
    These products, 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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