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Press release from CNW Group

Photo opportunity: The Royal Canadian Mint launches sale of a rare collection of century-old gold coins

Monday, November 26, 2012

Photo opportunity: The Royal Canadian Mint launches sale of a rare collection of century-old gold coins15:57 EST Monday, November 26, 2012OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Ian E. Bennett will be available for an official photo in the Mint's Gold Refinery Vault to promote the public sale of 100-year old Canadian gold coins previously stored at the Bank of Canada since 1935.  This rare opportunity to photograph treasures of our past will take place on November 28, 2012 in the Refinery section of the Mint's Ottawa facility on Sussex Drive, where the Mint refines, manufactures and securely stores large volumes of pure gold.Interested media must register by e-mailing confirmation of attendance to aquino@mint.ca or reeves@mint.ca no later than 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  Due to space limitations, media access will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.What:  Royal Canadian Mint Coin Unveiling(PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ONLY)  Where: Royal Canadian Mint320 Sussex DriveOttawa, Ontario  When: November 28, 2012Arrival: 1:15 pmPhoto Opportunity: 1:45 pm  Who:  Mr. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of CanadaMr. Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian MintAbout the Royal Canadian MintThe Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. SOURCE: Royal Canadian MintFor further information: Christine Aquino Director, Communications Telephone: (613) 993-9999aquino@mint.ca Alex Reeves Senior Manager, Communications Telephone: (613) 949-5777reeves@mint.ca