The National Hockey League might be a professional sporting league based in the United States, but its deepest roots run throughout Canada. Hundreds of thousands of children grow up each year playing hockey in arenas and on ponds across the nation, and the Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating hockey’s place in the nation’s history. Today, the 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play: Edmonton Oilers Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a maroon clamshell and graphic beauty box.
- 1 of 7 coin designs in the Passion to Play Series.
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 coins.
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Face value of $10 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Reverse features colorized design of children playing hockey, and the Edmonton logo.
- Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.
The Edmonton Oilers are one of the seven NHL franchises located in Canada, and one of those located in the province of Alberta. The Oilers franchise started life in 1972 as the Alberta Oilers in the World Hockey Association (WHA), and became the Edmonton Oilers in 1973 while remaining in the WHA. The franchise joined the NHL as the Edmonton Oilers in 1979.
On the reverse of each 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play Edmonton Oilers Coin is the image of children playing a pick-up game of hockey on an outdoor rink, with one child playing with a puppy while two other pups run in the background behind the net. The entire image on this face is colorized, and includes the Edmonton Oilers logo in the upper-right field.
The obverse of all Passion to Play Series coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, and is accompanied on this face by engravings of her name, the nation of issue, year of issue, and the phrase “D.G. Regina.”
Each 2017 ½ oz Proof Canadian Silver Passion to Play Edmonton Oilers coin ships in a maroon clamshell for brilliant display, and arrives inside of an Edmonton Oilers-themed, full-color graphic shipper. All uses of the NHL and NHL shield are trademarked by the National Hockey League, and the use of NHL and NHL team marks are property of the NHL and its franchises.
Please don’t hesitate to contact JM Bullion if you have questions. You can reach our customer service team at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or send us an email with your inquiries.