Vancouver 2010 Look of the Games Gold and Silver Coins Launch

by Royal Canadian Mint on February 9, 2010 · 0 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint’s Winter 2010 Collection — Product Spotlight

Did you know that the Royal Canadian Mint is the proud producer of the gold, silver and bronze medals for the winning athletes of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?

Vancouver 2010 Look of the Games Gold and Silver Coins
Royal Canadian Mint Vancouver 2010 Look of the Games Coins (not to scale) – CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

It’s true and as an "Official Supporter" of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, we’ve also produced the most extensive circulation coin program in relation to the Olympic Games ever conceived by any mint worldwide.

To promote the excitement and passion of the 2010 Winter Games throughout the world, we’re also offering limited mintage collector coins and sets — they’re all part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s exclusive Vancouver 2010 Collection.

Since the 2010 Winter Games open this Friday, now is the perfect time to tell you about the new Vancouver 2010 Look of the Games Coin available in gold or silver compositions.

 

Vancouver 2010 5-Ounce Silver Coin — Look of the Games (2010)
            

Vancouver 2010 5-Ounce Silver Coin -- Look of the Games (2010)
No. 107240

Mintage:
2,010

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Vancouver 2010 5-Ounce Gold Coin — Look of the Games (2010)
            

Vancouver 2010 5-Ounce Gold Coin -- Look of the Games (2010)
No. 107247

Mintage:
210

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Low mintages and thought-provoking design

Heightened purity and exclusive mintages combine to deliver a numismatic collectible of the highest order. Five ounces of 99.99% pure silver or 99.99% pure gold provide a stunning canvas for an abstract and thought-provoking design that will generate plenty of conversation as admirers explore its myriad of elements and symbols.

These beautiful gold and silver coins truly celebrate the energy and dynamics of the Host Region — Vancouver, British Columbia. As unique montages of energy and ideals, they create a legacy that will inspire generations to come.

Celebrating diversity and balance

This coin’s reverse features everyday objects from British Columbia’s urban and natural landscapes — all coming together in unexpected ways to create an overall impression of diversity and balance. The inlays used in this design display bubbles, salmon, fern, Gas Town brickwork, technology, rain, lattice, sea foam, firs, clouds and ice, while the overlays display trees, an aboriginal canoe and geese that transform into a kite.

Shipping starts in March. Reserve your Vancouver 2010 Look of the Games coin today…

No order limits are in place, but mintages are limited to 210 gold coins and 2,010 silver coins worldwide. Reserve your coin today:

Vancouver 2010 Look of the Games Coin Specifications

Vancouver 2010 5-Ounce Silver Coin – Look of the Games (2010)

  • Mintage: Limited to 2010 coins worldwide
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: proof
  • Weight (g): 157.6
  • Diameter (mm): 65.25
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: $50
  • Artists: Vancouver 2010 design team (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Vancouver 2010 5-Ounce Gold Coin – Look of the Games (2010)

  • Mintage: Limited to 210 coins worldwide
  • Composition: 99.99% pure gold
  • Finish: proof
  • Weight (g): 156.05
  • Diameter (mm): 60.15
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: $500
  • Artists: Vancouver 2010 design team (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Canadian and US collectors may also purchase the set through the Mint’s toll-free number:

  • 1-800-267-1871 (Canada)
  • 1-800-268-6468 (US)

Heading to Vancouver 2010? Be sure to visit the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion located in downtown Vancouver!

Interested in learning how the Vancouver 2010 athlete medals were made? Watch a video now.

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.

The Mint is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and has undertaken to produce the most extensive circulation coin program in relation to the Olympic Games ever conceived by any mint worldwide, while also offering limited mintage collector coins and sets. Visit www.mint.ca/2010 for Vancouver 2010 keepsakes and gifts.

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