Royal Canadian Mint Hosts the Manitoba Coin Club Spring Show

Royal Canadian Mint Hosts the Manitoba Coin Club Spring Show

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Winnipeg, Manitoba – May 22, 2009 – The Royal Canadian Mint will once again play host to the Manitoba Spring Coin Show at its Winnipeg facility on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th.

With more than a dozen coin dealers from across Canada, visitors will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of Canadian and world coins as well as bank notes. Currency on display will also include a range of ancient gold and silver coins that were once used by the Greeks and Romans as well as current innovative coins and bank notes. While many coins will be available for purchase, visitors are also welcome to bring and exchange a few coins from their very own collection.

All visitors are welcome and will receive complimentary admission to the show and enjoy a tour of the Mint and interactive coin museum. The Mint is also offering free Tim Hortons coffee and cookies on both show days, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The museum offers the opportunity to hold a 28 lb., 99.99% pure gold ingot worth almost $400,000 and to participate in various educational coin collecting programs. The show will be open on May 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 24th. The Mint is located at 520 Lagimodière Boulevard.       

About The Manitoba Coin Club

The Manitoba Coin Club was established in 1954 as a not-for-profit community organization that is open to all persons in accordance with its objectives to promote the science of numismatics, aid its members in the study, acquisition, and exhibition of numismatic material, while cooperating with all numismatic organizations and individuals.

For more information on the Manitoba Coin Club or the Spring Coin Show at the Royal Canadian Mint Winnipeg, please contact James Mcleod at (204) 223-6060.

About The Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2000 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. The Mint is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and has undertaken to produce the most extensive circulation coin program in relation to the Olympic Games ever conceived by any mint worldwide, while also offering limited mintage collector coins and sets. Visit www.mint.ca/2010 for Vancouver 2010 keepsakes and gifts.

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For more information, please contact:

Alex Reeves
Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Tel: (613) 949-5777
reeves@mint.ca
  James Mcleod
President, Manitoba Coin Club
Tel: (204) 223-6060
mbcoin@shaw.ca