Rick Mercer, Canadian satirist and TV personality, throws his brand of humor into the mix as he tours the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa.
Watch Rick as he walks through the Mint’s gold vault, checks out the gold refinery process, the Mint’s rolling room and finishes the tour by handling several gold coin blanks and striking some special coins.
He has trained with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, has gone sky diving with the Canadian Forces and has hit the pool with Olympic silver medalist Alexandre Despatie – and on November 12th, Rick Mercer came to the Mint in Ottawa to tape a segment for his hit TV show “The Rick Mercer Report”.
Rick will interacts with employees while participating in the various stages of production, all in the spirit of providing Canadians with an inside view of what happens at the Mint on a daily basis.
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 9001-2000 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.