This fine silver coin pays tribute to this nationwide passion to play that has endured for over 100 years, and celebrates fan loyalties to Canada’s beloved NHL® teams—including the Vancouver Canucks®.
The coin is dated 2017 with a $10 denomination and weighs just over one half ounce of pure silver. The mintage is limited to 10,000, and as a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, is HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Silvia Pecota features full colour over an engraved hockey-themed scene. The ice-capped mountain peaks and tall conifers provide a stunning backdrop to this scene set in Western Canada, where a group of youths have gathered to play hockey on a paved outdoor rink. A lack of ice does little to deter these players on this balmy afternoon: with a canine friend in net, one player uses his body to help maintain “puck” possession while two others look for an opportunity to steal the ball away. The smiles on the boy and girl’s faces show the light-hearted nature of this game, while all three players proudly wear their home team’s colours. The two youths on the right are depicted wearing t-shirts with the Vancouver Canucks logo; a larger version of the logo appears above them, with its familiar Haida art-inspired rendition of a breaching orca jumping out of the “C”-shaped ice. The reverse also features the engraved face value “10 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.