A new $20 silver coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, the precursor to today’s Hockey Canada.
The coin’s official unveiling happened at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which also served as the association’s inaugural meeting one century ago on Dec. 4, 1914.
"The Mint commemorates Canada’s history, culture and values and we are delighted to celebrate this important milestone for amateur hockey in Canada," said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.
Featured on the 2014 100th Anniversary of Hockey Canada 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin is a design depicting the iconic Hockey Canada logo. Mintage of the centennial silver coin is limited to only 7,500.
"This new collector coin is the perfect keepsake for any hockey fan and collectors of sports or hockey-themed memorabilia wanting to mark this centennial," Brûlé added.
In addition to Brûlé, presiding officials at the ceremony included the Honorable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), and Tom Renney, President and CEO of Hockey Canada.
"Hockey is Canada’s national winter game and is played by young and old on frozen ponds and arenas from coast to coast to coast," said Gosal. "The centennial of Hockey Canada gives us an opportunity to understand and learn more about hockey’s roots in Canada and this stunning coin by the Royal Canadian Mint is a wonderful tribute to a sport we hold dear in our hearts."
Hockey Canada Silver Coin Design and Specifications
The Hockey Canada logo is in dual enamel elements of red and black, depicting the outline of a maple leaf. Separating the leaf in half is a silhouette of a hockey player. Inscriptions outside the design include CANADA, 20 DOLLARS and 1914-2014. A smaller maple leaf to the left of the logo shows the number "100," marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.
Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is seen on the obverse. Her effigy is circled by the inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA and 2014.
Additional coin specifications include:
- Composition: 99.99% pure silver with red and black enamel
- Finish: proof
- Weight (g): 31.39
- Diameter (mm): 38
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: 20 dollars
Orders for the $20 silver coin may be placed directly with the Royal Canadian Mint by visiting 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 the Mint’s product page for the coin is found here.
Pricing is CAD $119.95, which is about US $107.45. There is a household order limit of one coin.
Coins arrive encapsulated and presented in an officially licensed Hockey Canada paperboard box.