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Royal Canadian Mint and Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium invite Canadians to vote on favourite Top 10 Canadian Olympic Winter Moments OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Royal Canadian Mint and Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium are inviting Canadians to celebrate the rich and storied history of the Olympic Winter Games by voting on the Top 10 […]

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WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – With one year to go before Vancouver welcomes the world for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Royal Canadian Mint has launched the latest coin in its Vancouver 2010 collection. The sport of cross-country skiing is depicted on the 25-cent coin, which was launched today at the FIS World Cup […]

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Tokyo, Japan – With a little over one year to go before the next Olympic Games, Taisei Coins Corporation is excited to be the authorized distributor of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games commemorative coins in Japan.  Taisei Coins today introduced its impressive offering of Royal Canadian Mint coins at […]

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The Royal Canadian Mint’s latest coin in the Vancouver 2010 collection is launched. The sport of cross-country skiing is depicted on the newest circulating 25-cent coin to commemorate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.   The Mint will officially introduce the public to the tenth of seventeen circulation coins to celebrate the Vancouver […]

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The British Royal Mint hopes to inspire UK residents to draw up fresh designs for millions of 50 pence coins for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Royal Mint on Tuesday offered children, students and the general public a once in a lifetime opportunity with competitions geared to create 29 olympic themed designs […]

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Royal Canadian Mint’s Vancouver 2010 commemorative circulation coin program continues with 25-cent figure skating coin. Canadians from coast to coast encouraged to hold onto their “lucky” quarters.

Royal Canadian Mint Vancouver 2010 commemorative figure skating coins

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest coin in the Vancouver 2010 collection is here! The sport of figure skating is depicted on the coin, which is the ninth of 17 circulation coins to commemorate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The launch of the coin was celebrated yesterday in Vancouver with area youth and Vancouver 2010 mascots Quatchi, Miga and Sumi.

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The Royal Mint revealed on Wednesday limited edition silver, gold and base metal £2 coins to commemorate the successful bid of London 2012 and mark the Olympic handover from Beijing.

2008 Olympic Games Handover Coins

The coins are the first legal tender UK coinage to display the London 2012 logo and the first to show the Olympic emblem.

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, said:

 

"The sale of mementoes of this kind are a tradition of the Olympic and Paralympic movement and one that London 2012 and the Royal Mint will continue with the release of over the four years leading up to the 2012 Games."

 

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The Royal Canadian Mint’s world-famous "Million Dollar Coin" made its Asian debut at Beijing’s Olympic Expo 2008 (Olympex). The unveiling was conducted by The Honourable David Emerson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge and Honorary IOC President for Life Juan Antonio Samaranch. This unprecedented coin, recently certified by Guinness World Records […]

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In a market-leading initiative designed to help create a new generation of coin collectors, The Perth Mint has announced Young Collectors, the first Australian legal tender coin program exclusively designed, packaged and priced for 8 to 12 year-old children. 

Australian Young Collector Coins from The Perth Mint

With the number of mature-aged collectors in decline around the world, Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director Ron Currie said that the industry was in agreement that new initiatives were needed to boost participation in one of the world’s oldest hobbies. 

 

"Young Collectors is set to tackle the challenge with a program of annual releases portraying themes appealing to children," he said.  "It starts in 2008 with the release of 12 Australian Animal $1 coins on brightly illustrated information cards." 

 

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The Perth Mint has released commemorative gold, silver and bronze coins celebrating the Australian Olympic Team’s participation at the 2008 Beijing Games. Authorised by the Australian Olympic Committee, the suite includes a prestigious 10g coin struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. The coin’s reverse depicts the Australian ‘Flags and Rings’ Olympic logo in […]

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