Error - 25-cent Alpine Skiing Numismatic Coins

    OTTAWA, Oct. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint confirms that a
small number of 25-cent alpine skiing coins produced for collector products
issued on October 24, 2007 bear a 2008 date on the obverse, or "heads" side of
the coin, rather than the 2007 date. This error is limited to alpine skiing
coin sports cards sold exclusively at participating Petro-Canada outlets and a
small quantity of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games coin collections. The
22 million 25-cent alpine skiing coins produced for circulation are not
    The Mint is currently investigating the source of this error and will
implement the appropriate measures to ensure it does not occur in the future.

    About the Royal Canadian Mint

    The RCM, 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 RCM 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 RCM, its products and services, visit

For further information:

For further information: Alexandre Reeves, Manager, Communications,
(613) 949-5777, (613) 991-5342, Cell: (613) 884-6370, Fax: (613) 991-2628,

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