Royal Canadian Mint applauds Canada's two Olympic Ice Hockey gold medals with
new collector coin

OTTAWA, July 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is thrilled to commemorate the historic gold medal victories of the Canadian Men's and Women's Ice Hockey teams at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with the release of a new $5 Fine Silver Gold-Plated collector coin.

"Hockey occupies a special place in Canadian culture and the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to have immortalized two of Canada's greatest Olympic Winter Games hockey moments on a new collector coin," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The golden goals of our Vancouver 2010 Men's and Women's Hockey teams and the cheers of millions of Canadians celebrating in unison will live on in this finely crafted coin which will be cherished by generations of proud hockey fans and coin collectors."

The 2010 $5 Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Canadian Olympic Hockey Gold commemorates the unforgettable gold medal performances of our Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Team at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. On the 14th day of competition, the Canadian Women's team skated to an emotional 2-0 triumph over the United States for their third consecutive Olympic gold medal. Three days later and in an equally dramatic victory, the Canadian Men's team defeated Team USA 3-2 with a heart-stopping sudden-death overtime goal; solidifying Canada's domination of Olympic Ice Hockey.

This gold-plated pure silver collector coin, depicting a skating player flanked on each side by a maple leaf, is a perfect way to keep the memory of Canada's Vancouver 2010 Hockey triumphs alive for generations to come. This unique piece of Canadian hockey and numismatic heritage, of which only 10,000 examples exist worldwide, retails for $71.95 CAD.

This coin is available directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca/2010. It is also available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as through our global network of dealers and distributors.

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. The Mint is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and has undertaken to produce the most extensive circulation coin program in relation to the Olympic Games ever conceived by any mint worldwide, while also offering limited mintage collector coins and sets. Visit www.mintca/2010 for Vancouver 2010 keepsakes and gifts.

Images and product details of this new Mint collector coin are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

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


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