Media Advisory - Royal Canadian Mint's Vancouver 2010 commemorative
circulation coin program continues with 25-cent coin celebrating Women's
Hockey Gold at Salt Lake City in 2002

Mint boutique to host local coin exchange

OTTAWA, Nov. 19 /CNW/ -

    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 Women's Hockey Gold at Salt Lake
              City in 2002, which was voted by fans as the second 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 fourteenth
              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, November 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
              Friday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
              Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

For more information: 204-983-6429 or

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

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

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