Ice hockey is the Canadian national pastime, with most children spending time learning to play the game. Many children learn their keen hockey skills on frozen ponds and not in professional arenas with private trainers. The 2017 Proof Canadian Passion to Play: Montreal Canadiens 1/2 oz Silver Coin pays tribute to those backyard and field learning experiences. The full colorized
The Montreal Canadiens are one of the oldest hockey teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), and were, in fact, one of the first teams when the NHL was established. In addition to their longevity as a team, the team also holds the distinctive honor of having won the prestigious Stanley Cup more often than any other team in the league. The team has won an incredible 24 times.
The 2017 Proof Canadian Passion to Play: Montreal Canadiens 1/2 oz Silver Coinhonors the victorious team and pays tribute to just how much the sport is revered in Canada.
The obverse design of the 2017 Proof Canadian Passion to Play: Montreal Canadiens 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the right-profile effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The image is accompanied by the engraved words Elizabeth II, “Canada, and 2017. D.G. Regina is also featured, which is a Latin phrase that translates to By the Grace of God, Queen.
The reverse design of the 2017 Proof Canadian Passion to Play: Montreal Canadiens 1/2 oz Silver Coin features a full colorized image of five children dressed in the Montreal Canadiens colors, playing hockey on a frozen pond. The children appear to be playing in the midst of a neighborhood of row houses, with just a single street light providing them with the light they need to play their game.
The 2017 Proof Canadian Passion to Play: Montreal Canadiens 1/2 oz Silver Coin is officially licensed by the NHL. It is a highly prized collectible amongst fans of the Montreal Canadiens and amongst those who have a passion for collecting hockey memorabilia.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Susanna Blunt|
|Designer (Reverse)||Silvia Pecota|
|Product Series||Passion to Play|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||.5 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|