OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ -
|| The Royal Canadian Mint is being welcomed to the Vancouver Aquarium to hold the first coin exchange of the Mint's new "Orca" 25-cent commemorative circulation coin. This coin, first unveiled in October 2011 as one of five new circulation coins celebrating Canada's legendary nature will begin circulating across Canada on February 9.
To celebrate an iconic symbol of Canada's Pacific Coast, the Mint is inviting visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium's Cannacord Financial Exploration Gallery to trade their loose change and be among the first Canadians to own this exciting new circulation coin. As the Mint has employed its unique technology to colour half of the 12.5 million coins featuring this theme, some of the coins exchanged at this event will be coloured.
While quantities last, visitors can also receive a free illustrated collector card in which to keep all five coins from the 2011 Legendary Nature commemorative circulation coin series.
|| Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO
Ms. Susan Dujmovic, Director
Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors
|When:||Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm|
|Where:|| Vancouver Aquarium
Cannacord Financial Exploration Gallery
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Mobile: (613) 884-6370