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 Ottawa Senators®. 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 scene that celebrates hockey in the nation’s capital, where young Ottawa Senators fans head outdoors to play street hockey. The autumn colours of Eastern Ontario are in full view in the background, where the red, orange and yellow maple foliage adds a burst of colour to a balmy afternoon in this quiet residential neighbourhood. Four youths on roller blades scramble for the puck. One boy rolls behind the unguarded net to join the boy and girl in the foreground, each one bearing a wide grin that is a natural expression of their enthusiasm and deep love for the game. Above them, the team logo of the Ottawa Senators features a forward-facing Roman senator wrapped in a red-coloured cape and set against a semi-circle of laurel leaves, whose “O” shape is associated with the home city of Ottawa. The reverse also features the engraved face value “10 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.