There is no sport in Canada more popular or important to the nation than hockey. The measure by which most Canadians track their national pride, the sport has been the lifeblood of the country for more than a century now. Today it is celebrated in a beautiful 7-coin series from the Royal Canadian Mint. The 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play: Vancouver Canucks Coin is available today from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you in a maroon clamshell and graphic beauty box.
- 1 of 7 coins from the Passion to Play release.
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins.
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $10 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse celebrates the Vancouver Canucks franchise.
The history of the Vancouver Canucks team name pre-dates the modern NHL franchise. The first team in the city to play under that banner was the Vancouver Canucks of the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL) from 1945 to 1952. From 1952 to 1970, the franchise was a member of the World Hockey League (WHL), and joined the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1970 as an expansion team.
In the Passion to Play series from the Royal Canadian Mint, the seven modern NHL franchises located in Canadian cities are celebrated. The reverse field of each coin features a colorized image of children from those local communities playing hockey, with the franchise logo for a respective team featured above the design.
On the reverse of the 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play Vancouver Canucks Coin you’ll find the image of children playing hockey on an outdoor rink in shoes on a nice summer day. A dog is featured as the goalie in this playful pickup game, with the Canucks logo depicted above.
The obverse of all Passion to Play silver coins includes the familiar image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features on the obverse of all Canadian coinage, with the modern depiction in use created in 2003 by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.
Each of these 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play Vancouver Canucks coins arrives in a maroon clamshell for beautiful display, and ships inside a graphic beauty box with full-color artwork.
The Royal Canadian Mint releases these coins in conjunction with the NHL. The NHL and NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League, and the use of all NHL and franchise logos are property of the league and its franchises.
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