Media Advisory - Royal Canadian Mint's Vancouver 2010 commemorative
circulation coin program continues with 25-cent coin celebrating Cindy
Klassen's five medals in long-track speed skating in 2006

Mint boutique to host local coin exchange

OTTAWA, Jan. 6 /CNW Telbec/ -

    What:   The newest coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Vancouver 2010
            collection is here! Canadians can now collect the 25-cent
            circulation coin celebrating Cindy Klassen's five medals in
            long-track speed skating in 2006, which was voted by fans as the
            third greatest Canadian Olympic Winter Games moment of all time.

            The Mint is inviting the general public to visit its Lagimodière
            Boulevard boutique for a coin exchange, where some lucky visitors
            could find one of only three million coloured versions of the
            coin randomly distributed among the 22 million coins entering
            circulation. This marks the fifteenth circulation coin to be
            issued in celebration of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
            Paralympic Winter Games.

            Saving this special coin is a unique way to build momentum for
            the Games and to generate luck for our athletes who will compete
            in this momentous event.

    When:   Thursday, January 7, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
            Friday, January 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
            Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Where:  Boutique of the Royal Canadian Mint
            520 Lagimodière Boulevard
            Winnipeg, Manitoba

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: For further information: (204) 983-6429 or; For media inquiries, please contact: Crystal Hiebert, Communications Officer, Royal Canadian Mint, (204) 983-0565,

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