Royal Canadian Mint and Canada Post to unveil new collector coin and stamps honouring the Franklin Expedition

OTTAWA, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint and Canada Post will unveil a new collector coin and commemorative stamps featuring the ships of the historic Franklin Expedition.


The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 

1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS

B3J 1S3


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Media arrival: 9:45 am

Remarks and unveiling: 10:00 am


The Hon. Peter MacKay, PC, MP, Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Mr. Kirk MacRae, Director, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors

Mr. Douglas Jones, Senior Vice-President, Delivery and Customer Experience, Canada Post

Mr. Robert Moreau, Director, Collections, Curatorial and Conservation, Parks Canada


About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint 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 Mint, its products and services, visit


SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Telephone: (613) 949-5777,


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