Royal Canadian Mint and Canada Post to unveil new collector coin and stamps honouring the Franklin Expedition

OTTAWA, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint and Canada Post will unveil a new collector coin and commemorative stamps featuring the ships of the historic Franklin Expedition.

Where:        

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 

1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS

B3J 1S3




When:            

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Media arrival: 9:45 am


Remarks and unveiling: 10:00 am



Who:              

The Hon. Peter MacKay, PC, MP, Minister of Justice and Attorney General


Mr. Kirk MacRae, Director, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors


Mr. Douglas Jones, Senior Vice-President, Delivery and Customer Experience, Canada Post


Mr. Robert Moreau, Director, Collections, Curatorial and Conservation, Parks Canada

 

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint 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 Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

 

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

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

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