The Royal Canadian Mint is now selling specially wrapped rolls and 10-coin packs of a new 25-cent circulation coin that celebrates the 125 Anniversary of the Stanley Cup®. Introduced in 1892, the Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League playoff winner.
Designed by British Columbia artist Steve Hepburn, the new coin depicts the Stanley Cup, flanked by two hockey players. On the left is a player who would have vied for the trophy in its earliest days and on the right is a player from today’s era. Together, they represent the Cup’s rich history.
"The legacy of the Stanley Cup, along with the many precious memories it holds, can forever be treasured by millions of Canadians who find this coin in their change and save it is as a treasured symbol of Canadian hockey glory," said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.
Obverses carry the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with surrounding inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, CANADA, D G REGINA and 25 CENTS.
A total of 12.5 million coins started circulating on Friday, March 17. Canadians will soon find them in change and, if they like, can buy them directly from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Limited to 75,000 units, ten-coin packs of the coin are $2.50 each. Rolls with 40 quarters each are $22.95, with up to 50,000 available. The rolls are wrapped in a special illustrated paper that includes a logo of the Stanley Cup 125 Anniversary.
Specifications of the 25-cent circulation coin include:
- Composition: three-ply nickel finish plated steel
- Finish: uncirculated
- Weight (g): 4.4
- Diameter (mm): 23.88
- Edge: reeded
- Face value: 25 cents
- Reverse Artist: Steve Hepburn
- Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt
Order the anniversary 25-cent products straight from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca.