Celebrating the winter sport of the nation, the Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled seven new 99.99% pure silver collectible coins with reverse designs emblematic of the seven teams of the Canadian National Hockey League®.
The 2015-dated hockey coins are composed of one-half ounce of silver and feature an exclusive "Sheer Effect" colorization technique that is said to glitter under light.
"Hockey’s enormous popularity in Canada has been fed for nearly a century by the National Hockey League®," describes the Royal Canadian Mint on its website. "To celebrate ‘our game’, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch the 2015 edition of its beloved series celebrating the National Hockey League’s® Canadian Franchises."
Each coin is struck to reverse proof quality and showcases a design themed on one of the seven hockey teams. These collectible coins and their mintages include:
- Calgary Flames® – Mintage: 5,000
- Edmonton Oilers® – Mintage: 5,000
- Montreal Canadiens® – Mintage: 6,000
- Ottawa Senators® – Mintage: 5,000
- Toronto Maple Leafs® – Mintage: 6,000
- Vancouver Canucks® – Mintage: 6,000
- Winnipeg Jets® – Mintage: 5,000
Designs include the official team colors and logo along with a stylized silhouette of a hockey player in action on a rink. Added inscriptions are CANADA and the legal tender face value of 10 DOLLARS.
Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is shown on obverses along with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
These coins each weigh 15.87 grams, have a diameter of 34 mm, and bear a serrated edge.
2015 $10 Canadian hockey team silver coins may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint via its website of www.mint.ca or by calling 1-800-267-1871 in Canada or 1-800-268-6468 in the United States. An affiliate link to new Royal Canadian Mint releases is found here.
Each coin ships with a serialized certificate and has been approved by the National Hockey League®. Pricing is CAD $74.95 per coin, which is about US $67.
Larger images of the seven coins follow.