Pucks drop on new Montreal Canadiens season

    New Royal Canadian Mint souvenir coin pucks and coin sets feature the
    Montreal's team logo on special colorized $1 coin

    MONTREAL, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Just as the Montreal Canadiens take to
the ice to start a brand new NHL season, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is
crashing the net with some exciting new NHL licensed products, featuring a
special $1 coin adorned with the colour logo that is loved and recognized by
Montreal fans all over the world. These new NHL licensed products from the RCM
are a great way for Montreal Canadiens fans to show their true colours to
fellow supporters and friendly rivals alike.
    Fresh off the bench are 2007/2008 Coin Hockey Pucks featuring an embedded
$1 coin, minted in pure nickel, dated 2008 and emblazoned with a full colour
logo of the Montreal Canadiens. Also in this year's line-up are new NHL coin
sets, featuring a painted Montreal logo on a $1 coin, accompanied by
uncirculated specimens of all of Canada's 2008 circulation coins.
    The Montreal Canadiens NHL Coin Hockey Puck is packaged in a protective
clear plastic case and includes a collectible insert card. The suggested
retail price of this product is $15.95. The Montreal Canadiens NHL Coin Set
showcases attractive photos of the legendary team's home rink, the Bell
Centre, as well as an insert card offering short histories of the Bell Centre
and the famed Montreal Forum. The coin set can be purchased for $24.95.
    The Montreal Canadiens are proud to offer these products at their Bell
Centre boutique. These items, as well as RCM Coin Hockey Pucks and Coin Sets
featuring Canada's other NHL teams, are available at the Mint's boutiques in
Ottawa and Winnipeg, online at www.mint.ca or by calling 1-800-267-1871.
Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada are carrying the 2007/2008 NHL Coin
Hockey Pucks and Coin Sets, while participating Canada Post retail outlets are
selling the 2007/2008 NHL Coin Sets.

    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 www.mint.ca.

    NHL is a registered trademark and the NHL Shield is a trademark of the
National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and
its teams. All Rights Reserved.

    Images of the RCM's new souvenir coin pucks and coin sets are available
by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.

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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