VANCOUVER 2010 Series
The Vancouver 2010 series of coins were issued between 2007 and 2010 to commemorate the Winter Olympics being hosted by Canada in Vancouver 2010. Each coin in the series represents either a different aspect of either the Games, Canadian Culture or a particular sport taking part in the competition.
2008 Gold Proof $75 - Home of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
- Mintage 8,000
- Composition 58.33 % gold, 41.67 % silver
- Finish proof (with colour on the reverse)
- Weight 12g
- Diameter 27mm
- Certificate serialized
- Face value 75 dollars
- Artist: Shelagh Armstrong (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)
These three words, comprising the motto of the Olympic movement, encourage the athlete in all of us to give our best during competition, and to view this effort as its own victory.
The only Olympic Winter Games held in Canada was in 1988, in the city of Calgary, Alberta. In 2010, Canada will proudly host the XXI Olympic Winter Games, this time in Vancouver, British Columbia. Let the Games begin!