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163 days to go – Vancouver 2010 coins in your pocket…

September 1, 2009

Today I got a hockey coin and a bobsleigh coin in my change.  Have you found Vancouver 2010 quarters or loonies in your change?  Are you collecting them?  Are you a coin collector and collecting the specialty coins as well?

Circulation coin set by the Royal Canadian Mint - Inukshuk background

Circulation coin set by the Royal Canadian Mint - Inukshuk background

So far, the Royal Canadian Mint (Vancouver 2010 Official Supporter and manufacturer of the medals!) has released 11 of 12 Vancouver 2010 quarters to circulation (with date released): Curling (February 23, 2007), Hockey (April 4, 2007), Wheelchair Curling (July 11, 2007), Biathlon (September 12, 2007), Alpine Skiing (October 24, 2007), Snowboard (February 20, 2008), Freestyle Skiing (April 16, 2008), Figure Skating (November 18, 2008), Cross-Country Skiing (January 15, 2009), Speed Skating (March 12, 2009), and Bobsleigh (June 23, 2009 – currently available from the Royal Bank and Petro-Canada), the last to be released is Ice Sledge Hockey (March 18, 2010).  In the coming months the Royal Canadian Mint will also be adding three 25¢ coins celebrating the top three Canadian Olympic Moments as chosen by the public!  Sounds intriguing…  Besides the quarters in circulation there will be two “Lucky Loonies”.  The first was released July 23, 2008 and the second will be released on February 15, 2010!

2008 Lucky Loonie - the loon taking flight

2008 Lucky Loonie - the loon taking flight

2010 Lucky Loonie - Ilanaaq, the Olympic Emblem

2010 Lucky Loonie - Ilanaaq, the Olympic Emblem

I’m going to have to look through my change to see if I have all of the Vancouver 2010 coins currently in circulation.  If not I guess I’m getting myself to a shop that sells one of the sets (as seen above) for $29.95 (does not include the three ‘Olympic Moment coins’).  Or, better yet, if you would like to display the coins that you have, the Royal Canadian Mint says that you can stop by Petro-Canada to get your FREE Collector Coin Card for all 17 of the Vancouver 2010 circulation coins!  So stop by, grab your card and get collecting!  (Admit it, you have a coin jar, look through it and see what you have!).  As far as I can tell there will only be 10,000 of each of these coins made.  That’s really not many, and they will be a collector’s item!

Coin Collector Card - get yours free at Petro-Canada today!

Coin Collector Card - get yours free at Petro-Canada today! If you have trouble finding one, let me know and I'll see if I can find a location that has some!

Are you a hard-core coin collector??  Well, the Royal Canadian Mint has you covered.  There are Mascot coins (individual coins, coins in hockey pucks, coins on a card, an album for the cards or a set), uncirculated coins, silver coins (~$55+), silver coins with holograms (~$72 each), silver coin sets, a silver wafer (~$90), and silver kilo coins (~$1600!).  There are also gold $75 coins (~$500 each), gold coin sets, and gold kilo coins (up to ~$54,000!!).  So whatever your budget there’s a coin (or set) for you!  (I think I may stick to the circulation coins!).

Emblems and Mascots coin and pin set - ~$50 - Only 16,000 made

Emblems and Mascots coin and pin set - ~$50 - Only 16,000 made

Silver Hologram Skeleton coin - ~$72

Silver Hologram Skeleton coin - ~$72

Gold kilo coin - Surviving the Flood - $49,000, artist Xwa Lack tun (Rick Harry) of Squamish

Gold kilo coin - Surviving the Flood - $49,000, artist Xwa Lack tun (Rick Harry) of Squamish (only 40 were made and this coin is sold out!)

So, whether you’re an avid collector or a much more general enthusiast like me, there are coins to suite you.  I don’t know about you but I’ll be heading to Petro-Canada tomorrow to get my Coin Collecting Card.  It’s a nice inexpensive way to be involved in something really big.

Besides coins, I just want to remind you that we have the Women’s Hockey Canada Cup on in Vancouver this week!  Two games again today.  The 3:00pm game was USA vs SWE, and the United States beat Sweden 7-0.  And this evening’s 7:30pm game was CAN vs FIN, where Canada won 10-2!  Caroline Ouellette and Rebecca Johnston both got hat tricks!  And Colleen Sostorics (whom I’ve written about previously) was busy too!  I’m hoping to be able to meet with someone from the team this week to ask some questions though I am definitely aware they’re busy and focused.  If nothing else, I’ll be at the Gold Medal Game!  Go Canada Go!!  And you should go too!  Tickets are cheap and this is great hockey!  Get your tickets here.

Off to bed.  Thank you and merci for reading!

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33 Comments leave one →
  1. William Patterson permalink
    November 11, 2009 5:51 am

    I am 8 years old and would really like to get the card to keep my olympic coins in. What Petro near Saint John, Hampton or Sussex New Brunswick could I find a coin card. Thank you.
    William

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      November 11, 2009 9:33 am

      Hi William!

      Thanks for writing to me. I believe that all the Petro-Canada gas stations should have the coin collector cards available, but you can also request one from the Royal Canadian Mint online at http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/learn/collector-coin-card-3000002 and they will mail you one for free. I hope you’re having a lot of luck finding all of the coins!

      Cheers,
      Andrea – 2010vanfan blogger

    • Kathrine permalink
      May 1, 2010 3:59 pm

      Hi, would you be able to let me know if there is a possibility of still finding some 2010 Olympics coin holders. I have gone to the bank and they told me to contact the Canadian Mint, but l can’t get through to the website to order the cards. It keeps coming up blank. Would really like to get some if l still can

      Thanks
      Kathrine

      • 2010vanfan permalink
        May 14, 2010 8:44 am

        Thanks for commenting Kathrine.

        I’m afraid it seems that the Mint doesn’t have the cards available any more but you could try your local Petro-Canada gas stations or Royal Bank branches. Some of them seem to still have a few around.

        Hope that helps.

        Cheers,
        Andrea

  2. November 19, 2009 12:20 pm

    hey great article i was at a coin show in toronto and i seen the coin cards for the olymic coins, but in it there were 3 of the slots that were not marked which ones would they be do you know? also i was really late to arrive there and they only had one card left , so im glad you let me know that i can get it at petro i will be going there soon thanks..

  3. magriet permalink
    November 25, 2009 5:58 pm

    I have olympic coin collector cards but what coins go into the 3 moment spaces on the cards? Please let me know. Im collecting for 7 children
    Thank you
    Magriet van Rensburg

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      November 25, 2009 10:20 pm

      Hi Magriet,

      The 3 moment spaces are for the coins currently being released by the Royal Canadian Mint. In September they released the “Men’s Gold – 2002”, on November 17th they released “Women’s Gold – 2002” and on January 5th they’ll release “Cyndi Klassen’s 5 medals – 2006”. These coins should be available from any Royal Bank branch. A small number of them even have the maple leaf coloured red! I’ve been getting a few rolls from my bank to get a nice supply of coins 😀

      You can read a bit more on one of my earlier posts here http://2010vanfan.ca/2009/09/20/145-days-to-go-royal-canadian-mint-olympic-moments-coins-plus-more-on-usa-house/

      Hope that helps!!
      Andrea – 2010vanfan blogger

  4. Ratha permalink
    January 17, 2010 5:56 pm

    Silver Hologram Skeleton coin: how would someone buy one of these?

  5. jackie permalink
    January 24, 2010 1:07 pm

    i normally don’t collect coins but i like this coins they r unquire just like me so i was wondering if i can have a free card

  6. teersaj permalink
    January 25, 2010 4:23 pm

    1 week, 6 days to go!!!!!!!!

  7. maria pace permalink
    March 20, 2010 5:26 pm

    I am looking to find some collector coin cards. I din’t know they where available until now.
    I am hoping is not too late.I would like to make each of my grand children one.
    I would realy appreciate if I could get some .( 4 would be great)
    Thank you very much
    Maria

  8. carrie permalink
    March 21, 2010 2:35 pm

    I can’t locate the coin collector cards anywhere. Nothing is working for me. I have the collection just nothing to put them in. I need atleast 4. I have been saving them for my kids. If you could help me out by sending me somewhere I can get them that would be great. Thanks

  9. tess scott fan permalink
    April 29, 2010 3:03 pm

    i have the set of coins but i dont know if i can still get the card……help i live in edmonton!!!

  10. tess scott fan permalink
    April 29, 2010 3:04 pm

    are there any locations?

  11. tess scott fan permalink
    April 30, 2010 10:30 am

    i found a petro canada that still has them its in edmonton 97 street

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      April 30, 2010 1:01 pm

      Yay! Sorry I’ve been slow in replying but I’m glad you found a coin card! I’ll be sure to let others know that their Petro-Canada stations may still have some available.

      Thanks Tess!

  12. tess scott fan permalink
    May 7, 2010 3:54 pm

    when can i vote for the moment coins?

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      May 14, 2010 8:42 am

      Sorry, the Olympic Moment coins were voted on a long time ago. It was for Olympic Moments before the Vancouver 2010 Games. There are three – Men’s Gold Hockey in Salt Lake City 2002, Women’s Gold Hockey in Salt Lake City 2002 and Cyndi Klassen’s 5 Medals at Torino 2006.

      Cheers,
      Andrea

  13. Lauren permalink
    May 14, 2010 7:23 am

    Hey!
    i have collected 2 sets of coins. one for myself and one for my sister. all need is the collector card. when i click on the link to get them from the mint all it shows is a blank page and ive been to the royal bank and they are all out. do you know if they are still available from the mint?

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      May 14, 2010 8:41 am

      Good work Lauren!

      I don’t think that the Mint has the cards available anymore unfortunately. However, some people seem to be having some luck in finding them still at Petro-Canada gas stations. Another place to check would be Royal Bank branches as they had some cards as well. Hope that helps, and thanks for reading!

      Cheers,
      Andrea

  14. jessica permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:31 pm

    Do you think there could still be the collector cards around?
    i am a big fan i really want one card to keep my coins in.
    do you think the mint may still be giving them or any other petro-canada stations?
    Thanks

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      July 5, 2010 12:25 pm

      Sorry I’m slow in replying. Maybe, try your local Petro-Canada stations or RBC branches. It seems like the Mint has stopped sending them out but a phone call or email may scare some up.

      Thanks for commenting!
      Andrea

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      August 16, 2010 9:35 am

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond – I have been away travelling.

      I’m not sure if anyone will have the collector cards left but your best bet is to check at your local Petro-Canada stations or Royal Bank branches. You could also try calling the Royal Canadian Mint. They do not have them available online anymore, but they may have some kicking around somewhere if you ask.

      Thanks for reading!
      Andrea

  15. Audrey Miller permalink
    October 3, 2010 6:25 pm

    i have collected all the coinc but still can find holders called banks petro canada all the places i could but still can not find the card for them

  16. Marise Ouellette permalink
    January 1, 2011 12:04 pm

    Please send me one of these – can’t get the website to work…

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      January 18, 2011 8:10 pm

      Sorry Marise – I don’t have any coin holders. Maybe check with friends and neighbours as the companies that had them seem to be out as well.
      Cheers,
      Andrea

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