July 08, 2007

Paralympic wheelchair curling coin

The Royal Canadian Mint will launch a 25-cent Paralympic wheelchair curling coin this week, one of a series to commemorate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The new coin will be officially unveiled in Toronto on Tuesday by Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, James Toccacelli, Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Chris Daw, 2006 Paralympic Gold Medalist in Wheelchair Curling, representing the Canadian Curling Association.

The coin is the third of the Olympic coin series, and the first to show a Paralympic sport. It is already being sold on eBay!

The curling coin (right) was the first to be released and has been in circulation since February. Both coins were designed by Vancouver sports artist Glen Green.

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