100th Grey Cup coin

The CFL just posted this on their official twitter feed

Be the 1st to own the #100GC @CanadianMint coin! Come down to the #Esks vs. #Argos game Monday & exchange your loonie for one! #CFL
https://twitter.com/CFL/status/239874886699474944

Here's the release on the coin from the Mint,

[url=http://www.mint.ca/store/product/mintcoins.jsp?campaignName=CFL&pId=800002&lang=en_CA&rcmeid=SOC_twitter_2012Aug27_GreyCup]http://www.mint.ca/store/product/mintco ... 27_GreyCup[/url]

There is also a coin/set for each team

[url=http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/campaigns/cfl/coinexchange.jsf?LOCALE=en&ecid=ln12010731]http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/persona ... ln12010731[/url]

"Please note: the 100th Grey Cup $1 coin is not available online or by phone."

:cry:

Yay! Sadargofan sent me a link to a set that includes the GC coin, and the special team sets:

[url=http://www.mint.ca/store/search/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=C6BCD2AD1CD7C9363A0D958B3289C2F1.worker4?_dyncharset=UTF-8&i_search=100th+anniversary+of+the+grey+cup&_D%3Ai_search=+&sort=relevance&_D%3Asort=+&go=true&_D%3Ago=+&_DARGS=%2Fstore%2Fcommon%2Fheader.jsp.formSearch]http://www.mint.ca/store/search/searchR ... formSearch[/url]

I think I'll get one. Be a nice thing to pass along some day.

I'ts a really sweet looking coin :thup:

The circulation coin is not available that way, but I think it may be available at your local post office. An uncirculated set is available form the Mint through their web site, as well as a commemorative silver dollar coin and team collector sets.

http://www.mint.ca/store/buy/sports--entertainment_coins-cat210014

It does mention that it's available at participating Canada Post locations, yeah.

If you don't mind a used version, just watch your change. Looks like a nice coin design to me, clean and easy to view.

The chances of me finding a loonie in my change are very, very slim. :wink:

And if I ask for one of these at the post office they'll probably have a big guy in a blue suit holding a gun escort me from the premises :lol:

Great advice for any fortunate enough to live in Canada though!

Yes, I did overlook the fact that you live even further away from Hamilton than I do, and rather unlikeky to be able to walk into your local Canada Post office. :oops:

There's always the uncirculated sets....

I would have been cool if one of the coins was solid gold....

Hey, I managed to collect nearly all 50 of these, almost entirely in Canada, so you know, it could happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_State_Quarters

(Okay, maybe not, considering the US still uses $1.00 notes instead of coins)

And if I ask for one of these at the post office they'll probably have a big guy in a blue suit holding a gun escort me from the premises :lol:

Great advice for any fortunate enough to live in Canada though!


Are you coming to the Grey Cup game this year? If so, it looks like you might be able to obtain one then, according to this link [url=http://www.mint.ca/store/product/mintcoins.jsp?campaignName=CFL&pId=800006]http://www.mint.ca/store/product/mintco ... pId=800006[/url]

I procured a couple at the recent Argo/Edm game and got one in my change when purchasing some stamps at the post office. Looks pretty good. Nice and shiney!

Got the Stamps team set (with the stamps and uncirulated coloured coin) from the post office. While I was there I got one of the circulated dollar coins (all you have to do is ask for one in your change if you pay by cash, or exchange one for one).
The team set is pretty cool, has a spot for the Grey Cup Dollar on it. I would suggest everyone get one of their team's sets as it is a great keepsake to remember the 100th GC.

Is this the same loonie Grey Cup coin you received at the post office StampsRock?

[url=http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/special-edition-uncirculated-set-2012-prod1520008]http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/special-e ... rod1520008[/url]

Yes.

You can see the CFL team coin/stamp packs at the bottom of the page (shows BC), the bottom part folds out and there is a space to place the Grey Cup coin in (also has team's GC history on the foldout pages inlcuding timeline with all GC's they played in and scores of those they won). Very nice, would recommend people get GC dollar and the team set. They ROCK! :rockin:

Yup! I'll be at the Grey Cup, so I'll pick up a set or two then. Also, sadargofan said he'd snag one for me. :smiley:

And hey, I actually found a 10 cent CANADIAN TIRE bill on the ground here the other day. So YOU NEVER KNOW :wink:

Sweet! It looks like they have them at the Shoppers around the corner from my house. Gonna have to pick one up! :smiley:

I'm thinking I might make a medallion necklace out of one. Not that I wear that sort of thing, but it would be a cool keepsake.

I think that actually would be kind of cool. :thup:

I picked up mine tonight. I only had a toonie on me at the time, so I figured, What the hell, I'll get two. I'll probably go to Michael's and see if I can find a plastic/glass display case for the one, and then store the other as a back-up.