OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is thrilled to
join Canadians from coast to coast to coast in the countdown to the 100th Grey Cup®, which will be contested on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at
Rogers Centre in Toronto.
"The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to have commemorated this landmark in
Canadian sports history with a special one-dollar circulation coin and
exciting numismatic products which will be a permanent tribute to the
lasting legacy of professional football in Canada," said Ian E.
Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Mint
congratulates Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League™
and his exceptional team for organizing events which have brought the
magic of the Grey Cup to communities across Canada."
The Mint is proudly attending the 100th Grey Cup Festival at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Level 6) and
will be offering visitors the opportunity to obtain the 100th Grey Cup one-dollar circulation coin. Times are as follows:
November 22: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
November 23: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
November 24: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Canadians are encouraged to look for the 100th Grey Cup one-dollar circulation coins in their change. Unique
collectable sets for each CFL team featuring a painted commemorative
coin and two commemorative stamps are still available at participating
Canada Post locations, at www.mint.ca/greycup, by calling the Mint at 1-800-267-1871, by visiting the Mint's
boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver or through the Mint's
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. For more information on the Mint, its products and
services, visit www.mint.ca.
Images of the circulation and collector coins celebrating the 100th Grey Cup are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
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