Royal Canadian Mint Makes Racing History with First-Ever Silver Medallion Honouring NASCAR®

Royal Canadian Mint Makes Racing History with First-Ever Silver Medallion Honouring NASCAR®

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO, November 9, 2015 – Stock car racing fans now have a new way of treasuring their favourite memories of North America's most popular motorsports series with a 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver NASCAR®-licensed medallion expertly crafted by the Royal Canadian Mint. This unique collectible, limited to a mintage of only 30,000 medallions, is now available for purchase.  

Designed by artist Arturo Rotondo, the reverse of the fine silver NASCAR-licensed medallion features the dynamic illustration of a winning stock car on its victory lap, whose roaring engine can be as easily imagined as the noise of adoring fans cheering from the grandstand. Below the car is a fully coloured NASCAR logo. The obverse consists of a wheel in motion, with the NASCAR logo and "2016" engraved on the side wall of the racing tire.

The NASCAR-licensed fine silver medallion can be ordered by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca. It can also be purchased at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint's network of dealers and distributors (in Canada and the USA only).

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 9001-2008 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. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca

Images of the NASCAR fine silver medallion are available here.

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For more information, media are asked to contact:

Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Telephone: 613-949-5777
reeves@mint.ca

Alex Moore
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
Telephone: 704-348-9731
amoore@nascar.com