Coin World continues a feature by Senior Editor Jeff Starck about
Canadian coins celebrating hockey. This is the final part of the
story, which first appeared in the November Coin World issue.
How important is hockey to Canada?
The RCM has issued nearly 100 different coins celebrating the
On Oct. 6, the latest batch of issues honoring hockey were released.
Six Proof .9999 fine silver $10 coins celebrate Canadian-born
netminders — goalies — from the original six NHL teams.
The Original Six is a term for the group of six teams that made up
the NHL for 25 seasons until the 1967 NHL Expansion. These six teams
are the Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings,
Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The coins celebrate Glenn Hall (Blackhawks), Jacques Plante
Canadiens), Eddie Giacomin (Rangers), Terry Sawchuk (Red Wings),
Johnny Bower (Maple Leafs) and Gerry Cheevers (Bruins).
These coins each feature a goaltender, variously posed, each the
final line of defense for his team. Team logos are in color, and two
maple leaves are also in red.
The coins have a mintage limit of 8,000 pieces per design and are
priced at $74.95 Canadian each.
A collector seeking to begin a hockey-themed collection might find
these coins the perfect place to start.