Royal Canadian Mint hosts the Manitoba Coin Club Spring Show



    Impressive collection of Canadian and world coins and bank notes

    WINNIPEG, May 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint will once again
play host to the Manitoba Spring Coin Show at its Winnipeg facility on
Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th.
    With more than a dozen 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. Currency on display will also include a range of ancient gold
and silver coins that were once used by the Greeks and Romans as well as
current innovative coins and bank notes. While many coins will be available
for purchase, visitors are also welcome to bring and exchange a few coins from
their very own collection.
    All visitors are welcome and will receive complimentary admission to the
show and enjoy a tour of the Mint and interactive coin museum. The Mint is
also offering free Tim Hortons coffee and cookies on both show days, from
9:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The museum offers the opportunity to hold a 28 lb.,
99.99% pure gold ingot worth almost $400,000 and to participate in various
educational coin collecting programs. The show will be open on May 23rd from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 24th. The Mint
is located at 520 Lagimodière Boulevard.

    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 with 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 James Mcleod at (204)
223-6060.

    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 9001-2000
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.mint.ca/2010 for Vancouver 2010 keepsakes and gifts.




For further information:

For further information: Alex Reeves, Manager, Communications, Royal
Canadian Mint, (613) 949-5777; James Mcleod, President, Manitoba Coin Club,
(204) 223-6060, mbcoin@shaw.ca


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