An extensive new collection of hockey-themed bullion coins was recently unveiled by Upper Deck, and much like their trading card counterparts, the new coins carry with them an air of mystery. The coins – featuring 20 different professional hockey players – are packaged and distributed at random, meaning collectors won’t know what players or finishes they have until their packs are opened. “We saw an opportunity in the industry that’s very much like what we do both on trading cards and collectibles, and we saw a parallel,” said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck, which unveiled its Grandeur Hockey Coin Collection at Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame on April 4. Each coin will feature one of 20 players, both active and retired, including Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy, Connor McDavid and Alexander Ovechkin (see “Featured Players” for the full list). These limited-edition, legal-tender bullion coins are the first collector coins to be distributed in “blind packaging,” the contents of which can only be revealed once opened. Continue reading →
In This Issue
Subscribe to 26 issues for just $45.75/year
Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.
Also In This Issue
Now in its second year, the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show returned to Mississauga this March 25-26, and with it came several improvements since the inaugural outing last May.
In a heist worthy of a movie, thieves sidestepped security guards, alarms and even bulletproof glass to steal a rare example of the famous Big Maple, valued at approximately $5 million ...
While most collectors are familiar with the term “Arnprior dollar,” few understand what it means, and even fewer understand the reason behind the name.