VANCOUVER, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Just as the Vancouver Canucks 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 the pride of Vancouver
fans everywhere. These new NHL licensed products from the RCM are a great way
for Vancouver Canucks 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 Vancouver Canucks. Also in this year's line-up are new NHL coin
sets, featuring a painted Vancouver logo on a $1 coin, accompanied by
uncirculated specimens of all of Canada's 2008 circulation coins.
The Vancouver Canucks 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 Vancouver Canucks NHL Coin Set
showcases attractive photos of the team's home rink, GM Place, as well as an
insert card offering a short history of the building. The coin set can be
purchased for $24.95.
These products, 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,