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Newsletter #188, January 5, 2010

Mint Releases Cindy Klassen Quarter

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OTTAWA, Jan. 5 - The Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians to save the latest circulation coin in its Vancouver 2010 collection - the 25-cent coin celebrating Cindy Klassen's unprecedented five medals at the Turin Games in 2006.

She won the gold medal in the 1500 meter race, silver medals in the 1000 meter race and in the team pursuit, as well as bronze medals in the 5000 meter and 3000 meter races. This extraordinary accomplishment led IOC president Jacques Rogge to name Klassen the "woman of the Games".

"I recall the 2006 Winter Olympic Games for the pride Canadians felt as they watched Cindy Klassen sweep around the Torino Oval Lingotto and grace the podium on five separate occasions," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "Employees of the Mint could not be more proud than to have produced this coin in Winnipeg, featuring hometown speed skating hero Cindy Klassen and we wish her the very best as she competes at the Vancouver 2010 Games next month."
Photo by Paul Chiasson
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Up to 22 million 25-cent coins featuring Cindy Klassen will enter into circulation today, January 5th. In a unique twist, three million of these coins were produced in brilliant colour and inserted randomly into circulation coin rolls.

The coins are available exclusively at RBC branches and participating Petro-Canada locations. RBC is a Premier National Partner and Petro-Canada is a National Partner of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Canadians can also look for these special coins in their change.

Participating Petro-Canada locations will also sell sport cards, containing a uniquely painted version of the coin for $7.95. This is a different coin from the coloured ones mixed in with rolls of the Cindy Klassen 25 Cents.

Klassen's five medals at the Turin Games was voted by fans as the No.3 Canadian Winter Olympic Games Moment of all time - out of 10 moments - in an online contest hosted last year by the Mint and Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. Fans voted the men's and women's hockey gold

medals at Salt Lake City in 2002 as moments No.1 and No.2 respectively. The 25-cent circulation coins celebrating these moments entered into circulation on September 29, 2009 and November 17, 2009.

Designed by Burlington, Ontario artist Jason Bouwman, the moment No.3 coin features Klassen in a familiar speed skating pose on the backdrop of a maple leaf. The words 'Cindy Klassen', the year '2006' and the logo of the Canadian Olympic Committee also appear on the reverse of the coin. The three million coloured 25-cent coins, which were produced using state-of-the-art patented technology feature the maple leaf in brilliant red colour.

The Mint has also produced a special uncirculated set featuring all three coloured moments coins, available from coin dealers like Brian Grant Duff at All Nations Stamp and Coin. This set and other Royal Canadian Mint products are also available for purchase by calling (604)684 4613. .

Canadians can look forward to the release of the remaining 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games themed circulation coins: the 2010 Lucky Loonie coin will be launched on the first day of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games (February 12, 2010), while the 25-cent coin featuring the sport of sledge hockey will be launched during the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games (March 18, 2010).

Other Olympic related pages:

Newsletters:

Royal Canadian Mint launches ice sledge hockey quarter
The Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion at the Paralympic Games
Canada Wins First Olympic Gold on Home Soil
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games Open
Mint Releases 25-cent Coin Celebrating Cindy Klassen

Mint Releases 25-Cent Coin Celebrating Women's Hockey Gold at Salt Lake City In 2002
2010 Olympic Medal Unveiled
Olympic Bullion Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint Releases Bobsleigh Olympic Quarter
Royal Canadian Mint Releases Speed Skating Quarter
Vote on Your Favourite Top 10 Canadian Olympic Winter Moments
Canada Post unveils Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics stamps
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Stamps Delayed
The Richmond Olympic Oval Opens to the Public
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Circulating 25¢ Figure Skating Coin

Canada's Million dollar coin arrives in Beijing
Do you believe in luck? - Royal Canadian Mint Issues 2008 Lucky Loonie

Royal Canadian Mint releases Freestyle Skiing quarter
Canada Post Celebrates UBC's 100th Anniversary
Olympic Venues Encrusted with Lucky Loonies
Olympic Snowboarding Quarters take to the slopes
Royal Canadian Mint Release first Vancouver 2010 Olympic Commemorative Quarter
Royal Canadian Mint announces most Ambitious Olympic Coin Program Yet
Royal Canadian Mint to circulate Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Quarters and Dollars
Royal Canadian Mint named as a supplier to the 2010 Olympics
Royal Canadian Mint Launches Lucky Loonie in Vancouver
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Stamp issue
2010 Olympic gold coins
The Royal Canadian Mint launches 25-cent biathlon circulation coin
The Royal Canadian Mint launches 25-cent alpine skiing circulation coin
An Archive of Lucky Loonie Launches
Royal Canadian Mint issues Snowboarding Quarter

Coins:

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic coins are available in our store. They are now available for shipment outside North America.

Anyone worldwide can now order the coins, and get information about them, by calling Brian Grant Duff at (604) 684 4613. By order of Vanoc, we are not allowed to display, describe, or sell the coins on our website, on radio, or on television, but will let you know on the site when they become available.

2002Olympic Gold Medal Men's Hockey Quarter
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Circulating 25¢ Figure Skating Coin
Canada's Million dollar coin arrives in Beijing
Do you believe in luck? - Royal Canadian Mint Issues 2008 Lucky Loonie

Royal Canadian Mint releases Freestyle Skiing quarter
Olympic Venues Encrusted with Lucky Loonies
Olympic Snowboarding Quarters take to the slopes
Royal Canadian Mint Release first Vancouver 2010 Olympic Commemorative Quarter
Royal Canadian Mint announces most Ambitious Olympic Coin Program Yet
Royal Canadian Mint to circulate Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Quarters and Dollars
Royal Canadian Mint named as a supplier to the 2010 Olympics
Royal Canadian Mint Launches Lucky Loonie in Vancouver
The Royal Canadian Mint launches 25-cent biathlon circulation coin
Royal Canadian Mint issues Snowboarding Quarter
The Royal Canadian Mint launches 25-cent alpine skiing circulation coin
2006 Proof Olympic Lucky Loony in a Bookmark
2006 Proof Colourized Sterling Silver Olympic Dollar
2006 Olympic "Lucky" Loonie
An Archive of Lucky Loonie Launches

Stamps:

Canada Post unveils Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics stamps
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Stamps Delayed
2003 2010 Olympic Overprint attached stamp booklet trio
1976 Montréal Special Olympics 20¢ commemorative

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