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The Royal Canadian Mint launches 25-cent paralympic wheelchair curling coin


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First Mint to commemorate the Paralympic Games through the issuing of a

circulation coin

 

TORONTO, July 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) today

officially released the third of 17 circulation coins to celebrate the

Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Wheelchair curling is

depicted on the 25-cent coin. The RCM is proud to be the first ever Mint to

commemorate the Paralympic Games through the issuing of a circulation coin.

Speaking at the coin launch at Variety Village, Mr. Ian E. Bennett,

President and CEO of the RCM, said: "The Royal Canadian Mint has endeavoured

to create the most extensive Olympic and Paralympic circulation coin program

in the world and we are honoured to include wheelchair curling in this

collection."

 

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive...7/10/c4958.html

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