Collecting Coins Related to Hockey Canada’s Favourite Sport
When people think about Canada, what comes to mind? For some, it might be a maple leaf. For others, it might be the beaver or a moose. Canada is known for maple syrup, politeness and nature. But the one thing that might be quintessentially Canadian is ice hockey. Golfer Mike Weir said, “Canada is hockey.” Even athletes from other sports understand that the country’s most prominent activity is hockey. If you love hockey and want to commemorate your joy in the sport, try coin collecting. We have many coins that celebrate hockey in Canada.
2000 Canada 50-cents Commemorating the First Recorded Hockey Game Sterling Silver Coin
This coin is a part of a 4-coin series that honour the sport of hockey and how Canadian rules developed the current sport as we know it. The first recorded hockey game was played in Montreal in 1875. Can you believe it’s been almost 150 years? This coin was minted in 2000, but with the sesquicentennial celebration just around the corner, you’ll want to get this coin as part of your collection.
2010 Canada Gold Plated $5 Olympic Hockey Commemorative
In 1920, hockey made its introduction to the Olympic Winter Games. Canada dominated the early years of men’s hockey at the Olympics. When women’s hockey came to the winter games, in 1998, the United States took the gold, but Canada was the runner-up for silver. In the 2010 Winter Games, the Canadian women’s team earned its third gold medal, and the men’s ice hockey team also took gold. As the games were held in Vancouver, it was a huge celebration for Canada. This coin remembers those victories and all the other victories of Canadian teams at the Olympic games.
2015 Canada $10 Toronto Maple Leafs Fine Silver
In 2015, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a series to honour the National Hockey League’s Canadian teams. This coin features the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it’s one of seven coins, so you can find your favourite team’s edition. The obverse of the coin features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susanna Blunt. These silver coins never lose their buying power, but you’ll want to keep them for their commemorative value, not their monetary value.
2014 Canada $20 Pond Hockey Fine Silver Coin
This coin tells the story of how children across Canada dream of NHL greatness. Hockey is woven within the core of Canadian youth when they go outside in the winter cold to pick up a friendly game on the local pond. Canadian artist Richard De Wolfe designed a classic scene of four young boys, two who are battling for the puck and two goalies, with their family dog on the ice. Hockey isn’t just big sports in Canada. It’s daily life for men and women who enjoy playing games and want something fun to do when the weather doesn’t allow biking or hiking.
Collect Coins With a Purpose
Coin collecting can be a hobby that you can share with your family and friends. When you collect coins that matter to you, you want to share them with those you love. Colonial Acres has hundreds of coins for sale pertaining to many different subjects, including hockey, Disney, nature and more. We recommend that you keep a journal of the coins you buy to explain to your heirs why each coin was special to you. This way, when you pass it to the next generation, they have more information about you and your hobby.
If you know a hockey fan or are a hockey fan, give the gift of hockey coins. Just head out to our website, and search for hockey. Browse through the selection and find a coin that will fit.