Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion
CLOSED: Are you curious about how all those Olympic and Paralympic medals are made? Are you collecting all of those special edition 2010 Olympic quarters that are now in circulation? If you answered yes to either of those questions, chances are you may want to drop by the official 2010 Royal Canadian Mint pavilion, which will be located at its NEW location: 350 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch. The Mint is the official supplier of medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and will have some of them on display for the public to view. You can also see the Mint's world-famous dollar gold coin and other gold products.
Hours of operation will follow the Library’s schedule of Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Continue reading the release from the Mint:
The Royal Canadian Mint today announced the venue location to extend the Mint’s presence throughout the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games. Located at 350 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library will host the Mint from March 12 to 21, 2010. The Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion, which was located at 500 Granville Street from February 12- 28, 2010 saw an overwhelming response from the public and received 110,000 visitors throughout the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
“We are thrilled that the public responded to our Pavilion with unbelievable enthusiasm, eagerly lining up for a chance to hold the Vancouver 2010 athlete medals and to experience what makes the Royal Canadian Mint the best mint in the world,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “We are grateful to the Vancouver Public Library for providing the venue for the Mint to extend its presence in Vancouver during the Paralympic Winter Games and we invite the public to visit the Mint’s exhibit.”
Mint attractions to be showcased at the Vancouver Public Library will include:
- The Vancouver 2010 athlete medals display, with behind the scenes presentations by Mint medals production employees;
- The Mint’s Boutique, featuring numismatic and collectible products, and Daily coin exchanges
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