Canadian 2017 $1 100th Anniversary Toronto Maple Leafs Coin Enters Circulation

by CoinNews.net on October 16, 2017 · 4 comments

A new Royal Canadian Mint $1 circulation coin pays tribute to the Toronto Maple Leafs® centennial anniversary with a design showcasing the team’s logo and two facing hockey sticks.

Maple Leafs $1 Coin Unveiling

From left: Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington and Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus Wendel Clark unveil a $1 circulation coin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Maple Leafs in Toronto’s Maple Leafs Square

The commemorative coin was unveiled Oct. 7 on Maple Leaf Square by Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus Wendel Clark and Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington. Five million of them are now starting to circulate.

"The Mint is proud to recognize the tremendous legacy of the Toronto Maple Leafs with a special one-dollar circulation coin celebrating their 100th anniversary," Hanington said. "Leafs fans across the country can now look forward to finding one of these special coins in their change and collecting it as a piece of Canada’s glorious hockey history."

Designed by Canadian artist Steven Rosati, the dollar’s reverse or tails side depicts the Maple Leafs’ logo flanked by classic wood and modern composite hockey sticks. The Mint’s security leaf is positioned between the two sticks. The sticks along with engraved dates of 1917 and 2017 are meant to recognize the team’s 100-year history, according to the Mint.

Canadian 2017 $1 100th Anniversary Toronto Maple Leafs Circulation Coin - Reverse

Canadian 2017 $1 100th Anniversary Toronto Maple Leafs Circulation Coin – Reverse

Other reverse inscriptions include CANADA and DOLLAR, which are separated by a depiction of a hockey pot, and SR for the artist’s initials.

Coin obverses show Susanna Blunt’s effigy of the Queen with surrounding inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Canadian 2017 $1 100th Anniversary Toronto Maple Leafs Circulation Coin - Obverse

Canadian 2017 $1 100th Anniversary Toronto Maple Leafs Circulation Coin – Obverse

The Royal Canadian Mint has also issued related collector products, including specially wrapped rolls of the $1 coin and differently designed $3 and $20 silver coins. For more information about them, visit mint.ca/leafsnation.

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A Bob October 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm

photo caption: parking meter industry in uproar over size of new dollar coin.

Joe Brown October 17, 2017 at 7:22 am

my first rod Hocky NHL table game 1971 Bruins & Leafs were the teams. wore out the rink floor, center ice burnt a hole threw it. My mom gave it a toss in the trash in 77 while on vac* for the week that summer. I away’s take out the trash, thats when she made her move. I was going to glue a peace of balsa wood under the board for the hole in center ice and paint a Big *B* during the 78 blizzard, month off senior year. made a bundle shoveling. dad would of stashed it for me if he saw it. k sa ra sa ra. congrat,s on 100 years Maple Leafs, B*s & Leafs i watched & played so many great games. what i was going to say, Royal Canadian mint ‘” Pres & ceo really looks happy. she must enjoy her job or hocky prob”‘ both pretty girl, if our mint can’t hire mike lets get someone like Sandra Hanington. if Ryder don’t pan out. B’s need second coming of the best defense,if hockey player ever Bobby Orr, their will never be one that good* they’ll take the runnerup. How about a orr & hull silver dollar US or Canada some year. they both have a right to mint one, Orr on the obverse.

Seth Riesling October 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

A Bob –
LMAO!

Joe Brown –

Sandra L. Hanington is an amazing woman for sure, with 3 official titles – RCM President, RCM CEO & RCM Mint Master. The U.S. Mint should be so lucky to have a Mint Director like that! A truly qualified person – what a rarity.

Happy collecting everyone!

-NumisdudeTX

Joe Brown October 18, 2017 at 3:11 am

Seth Riesling – She appears to,be bright charming sophisticated lovely lady.

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