Hockey is the national pastime in Canada, and one glimpse at the rosters of any of the National Hockey League’s 30 franchises will show you that most pros in the league today come from Canada. It’s only fitting that the Royal Canadian Mint honor the nation’s most beloved sport with a 7-coin release highlighting the NHL franchises based in Canada. Right now, the 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play: Calgary Flames Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a maroon clamshell and graphic beauty box.
- 1 of 7 coins in the Passion to Play Series.
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $10 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Reverse features the Calgary Flames logo and children playing pond hockey.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
From the moment they can walk, children across Canada are taught how to hold their own on a frozen pond or local hockey rink. In fact, a few Canadian parents might tell you their children learned to skate before they could walk.
This particular 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play Calgary Flames coin honors the NHL franchise based in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The franchise was originally founded in 1972 in the American city of Atlanta, Georgia and known as the Atlanta Flames. Ownership relocated the franchise in 1980 to Calgary, where the Flames have played ever since.
On the reverse of the Calgary Flames coin you’ll find a scene that plays out across Canada each winter. Children gather to play some hockey on an outdoor rink just outside a local indoor rink. The Calgary Flames logo is located in a white-background circle in the upper-right field of the design area.
The obverse of each 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play Calgary Flames coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image was created in this depiction by Susanna Blunt in 2003.
Each Passion to Play Calgary Flames coin ships inside of a maroon clamshell for easy display, and includes a graphic, full-color shipper that features the artwork from the coin’s reverse face. The NHL and NHL shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League, and NHL and NHL team marks are property of the league and its teams.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online through our live web chat and email services.