In order to celebrate and preserve the momentous homecoming of the Winnipeg Jets, the Royal Canadian Mint has also produced a coin made of 99.99 percent silver. This limited edition piece will feature the same logo as the 50-cent coin and both coins can be purchased as of October 9th.
Over the years, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a number of coins which pay tribute to Canadian hockey teams in the NHL: A one-dollar circulation coin and a silver collector coin were produced to commemorate the centennial of the Montreal Canadiens in 2009, and over the years, coin gift sets have been produced for each of the Canadian NHL teams.
With facilities in both Ottawa and Winnipeg, the Royal Canadian Mint is a for-profit commercial Crown corporation responsible for the production and distribution of all of Canada's circulation coins. It also produces foreign circulation, collector coins and bullion coins, made of pure metals, for domestic and international consumers.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mint.ca