OTTAWA — The Canadian Mint is issuing a $2 coin celebrating Canada’s hockey victory over the Soviet Union to mark the anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series.
The 1972 Summit Series was an eight-game contest between Canada and the Soviet Union, with games played across Canada and in Moscow.
The Mint on Wednesday distributed commemorative toonies to mark the 50th anniversary of Canadian hockey hero Paul Henderson scoring a goal over Russian netminder Vladislav Tretiak to win the series.
Coin designed by Westport, Ontario. Artist Joel Kimmel has his two hockey players representing his team Canada set against the team’s stylized maple leaf his jersey emblem. The coach’s initials and each player’s jersey number surround the core.
Three million coins have been minted, two million of which feature a fully colored inner core.
The Mint also issues many collectible coins to celebrate the anniversary. Net proceeds from the sale of collectible coins will be donated to Ukraine’s Humanitarian Appeal.
Canadian Mint Issues Coins to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 1972 Summit Series
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