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Newsletter #192, February 15, 2010

Canada Wins First Olympic Gold Medal on Home Soil

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The Royal Canadian Mint, proud producer of the Vancouver 2010 athlete medals, is thrilled to celebrate Canada's first Olympic gold medal on home soil with a medallion and commemorative coin. The first gold medal has been won by Rosemere, Quebec's Alexandre Bilodeau in freestyle skiing.

"The Olympic Games movement encourages all athletes to do their absolute best during competition and to view this effort as its own victory," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Mint congratulates Alexandre Bilodeau for his unprecedented victory and all members of the Canadian Olympic Team for their lifelong dedication to sport and for bringing the country together to watch each thrilling moment of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games."

"Across the country, Canadians are celebrating the heroic efforts of our athletes," said Minister of State Rob Merrifield. "Alexandre Bilodeau's performance will be forever burned into our national memory as the first Olympic gold medal won on our home soil."

Canada Wins First Olympic Gold Medal on Home Soil
The First Canadian Gold Medallion & Nugget captures the pride of Canada in marking this extraordinary event. The gold-plated commemorative medallion, which depicts an athlete with arms raised in victory, includes a special souvenir medallion plus nuggets from Teck Resources containing metals from the actual making of the Vancouver 2010 medals. This once-in-a-lifetime keepsake retails for $24.95.
Canada Wins First Olympic Gold Medal on Home Soil Canada Wins First Olympic Gold Medal on Home Soil
These products are available for purchase at www.mint.ca/2010, by calling 1-800-267-7000 or by visiting the Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg and the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion in Vancouver during the Games. Although the Mint Pavilion in Vancouver has a line-up, there is a separate line for getting into the Mint store that is very quick. Since January 2007, the Mint has produced 79 collector coins and 53 gift products celebrating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Canada Wins First Olympic Gold Medal on Home Soil
Canada Post also produced stamps to commemorate Alexandre's gold medal. There is an Official First Day Cover, a booklet of 10 stamps and this Souvenir Sheet. Very nice.

Obviously, both organizations had these medals and stamps prepared well in advance. Good energy making it happen?

Congratulations Alexandre.

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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Royal Canadian Mint Pavillion at the 2010 Paralympic Games

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