The $25 sterling silver coin is part of the Silver Hologram Coin Series, which includes 15 different designs or themes. The snowboarding theme is the first for 2008 and the sixth in the hologram series that will continue through the end of 2009. Only 45,000 coins will be minted for each theme.
Up to 22 million of the snowboarding coins are expected to enter circulation. In addition to receiving the coins in daily change, the 25-cent coins are available through RBC, a Premier National Partner, and participating gas stations of Petro-Canada, a National Partner of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Ottawa, Ontario – The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) added to its star-studded line up of award-winning coins when Krause Publications bestowed the Coin of the Year and Most Innovative Coin Awards on the RCM’s laser-etched $50 Palladium Big Bear and Little Bear Constellations coin series at the 2008 Coin of the Year Awards.