Royal Canadian Mint hosts the 2nd Annual Manitoba Coin Club Spring Show



    Come and see a collection of the world's coins and bank notes

    WINNIPEG, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) will host
the 2nd Annual Manitoba Spring Coin Show at its facility in Winnipeg at 520
Lagimodière Blvd. This year's event will be held from June 9-10, 2007, from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    With over 30 coin dealers from across Canada, visitors will have the
opportunity to see a wide variety of Canadian and world coins as well as bank
notes that range from ancient gold and silver coins that were once used by the
Greeks and Romans to current innovative coins and bank notes. While many of
these coins will be available for purchase, we also welcome you to bring and
exchange a few coins from your very own collection.
    "When selecting a venue for our event, the Royal Canadian Mint was an
easy choice," says Brian Gibson, President, Manitoba Coin Club. "Our dealers
can teach visitors about the history of coins, while the Royal Canadian Mint
can show them how they're made."
    All visitors are welcome and will receive complimentary admission to the
show and enjoy a tour of the RCM and interactive coin museum. The museum
offers the opportunity to hold a 28 lbs, 99.99% pure gold ingot worth over
$300,000 and to participate in various educational coin collecting programs.
On June 9th, RCM Senior Engraver Christie Paquet will make a special
appearance at the museum.

    About The Manitoba Coin Club

    The Manitoba Coin Club was established in 1954 as a not-for-profit
community organization that is open to all persons in accordance to its
objectives to promote the science of numismatics, aid its members in the
study, acquisition, and exhibition of numismatic material, while cooperating
with all numismatic organizations and individuals. For more information on the
Manitoba Coin Club or the Spring Coin Show at the Royal Canadian Mint
Winnipeg, please contact Kyle Mutcher at (204) 942-5953 or (877) 974-6468.

    About The Royal Canadian Mint

    The Royal Canadian Mint, 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 Royal Canadian 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 Royal
Canadian Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Christine Aquino, Senior Manager,
Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, (613) 993-9999, (613) 991-5342,
aquino@mint.ca; Kyle Mutcher, Show Chairman, (204) 942-5953,
mbspringshow@mts.net


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