No other sport is more interwoven in Canadian society than hockey and the new 2014 Pond Hockey 1 oz Fine Silver Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint represents that unique bond.
Each is composed of one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and features a colored reverse design of four young boys and a family dog playing a game of pickup hockey on a frozen pond. Maximum mintage is capped at 8,500 coins with pricing at $99.95.
From the informal backyard games to the professional sport, hockey is truly a part of everyday life in Canada. That relationship is cultivated at a young age in most with neighborhood pickup games a common occurrence.
"A touching keepsake for family and friends who may have provided the perfect country setting to create childhood memories and hockey dreams," describes the product page on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website. "No matter what your skill level was, this coin will bring back special memories of how great it was to play hockey outside on a pond."
Pond Hockey Silver Coin Design and Specifications
Canadian artist Richard De Wolfe designed the colored image shown on the reverse of the coin. A classic pond hockey game is portrayed with two boys maneuvering to gain advantage of the puck with two more boys ready to block. The entire scene is set in a rural location complete with hills and trees.
Inscribed above the image are 2014, CANADA, and the legal tender face value of 20 DOLLARS. RHD is also inscribed for the designer’s initials.
Offered on the obverse is the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscribed around the royal portrait is ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Specifications of each silver coin is as follows:
- Mintage – 8500
- Composition – 99.99% fine silver
- Finish – proof
- Weight (g) – 31.39
- Diameter (mm) – 38
- Edge – serrated
- Certificate – serialized
- Face value – 20 dollars
- Artist – Richard De Wolfe (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Coins arrive encapsulated and ships inside a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case. A serialized certificate is also included.
While the limited mintage lasts, the 2014 Pond Hockey 1 oz Fine Silver Coin may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Phone orders are accepted by calling the Royal Canadian Mint at 1-800-267-1871 (Canada), 1-800-268-6468 (United States), or online at www.mint.ca.
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