Canada’s newest circulating dollar shows the iconic maple leaf
This time, though, there’s a twist — this
dollar, released Oct. 7, marks the centennial of the National Hockey
League’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
The coin was unveiled
outside the Air Canada Centre, on Maple Leaf Square, by Toronto Maple
Leafs alumnus Wendel Clark and Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO
Sandra Hanington. The unveiling was tied to the home opener for the
Designed by Canadian artist Steven
Rosati, the reverse of this new coin depicts the emblematic Maple
Leafs logo, flanked by a classic wood and a modern composite hockey
stick, which, along with the dates 1917 and 2017, symbolize the team’s
100-year history. A puck at the top of the design completes the
In total, 5 million coins are being produced. The
coin is available individually in circulation, as well as in coin
exchanges at the Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver RMC boutiques. The
coins are also available online at www.mint.ca/leafs100, but to
Canadian residents only.
In addition, a 25-coin roll in a
special wrapper is available for sale, for $54.95 Canadian, to
collectors in the United States and Canada. In total, 50,000 rolls are
Rosati designed two other Toronto Maple Leafs
coins, both struck in .9999 fine silver.
$3 coin features the team anniversary logo with the number 100
selectively enhanced in the team’s official shade of blue. The coin’s
mintage is advertised as “while supplies last,” and it retails for
A 1-ounce $20 coin illustrates a
modern-era and old-time player in action with a colored Maple Leafs
logo. That coin has a limit of 15,000 pieces and retails for $119.95
All three coins depict the Susanna Blunt effigy
of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Both silver coins
and rolls of circulating coins are limited to sales in Canada and the
U.S. To order, visit the RCM website.