• 25 Cents 2007, KM# 684, Canada, Elizabeth II, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Wheelchair Curling
  • 25 Cents 2007, KM# 684, Canada, Elizabeth II, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Wheelchair Curling
Description

The 2010 Winter Paralympics, officially the X Paralympic Winter Games, or the tenth Winter Paralympics, were held in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada from March 12 to 21, 2010. This was the first time Canada hosted the Winter Paralympic Games and second time it hosted the Paralympics – the first was the 1976 Summer Paralympics in Toronto.

To commemorate the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, 17 Canadian coins were issued for general circulation. Two of the circulation coins honour Paralympic sports: wheelchair curling (released on July 11, 2007) and ice sledge hockey (released on March 18, 2010). The circulation quarters omitted a traditional phrase, Dei Gratia Regina, from their obverse side, making them the first godless coins in circulation since 1911.

Obverse

Fourth uncrowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right and the "Man becomes Mountain",
emblem of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics.

Engraver: Susanna Blunt, Susan Taylor

CANADA · ELIZABETH II
SB
PARALYMPIC GAMES
JEUX PARALYMPIQUES
2007

Reverse

A curling player in front of a maple leaf.

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Wheelchair curling is an adaptation of curling for athletes with a disability affecting their lower limbs or gait. Wheelchair curling is played with the same rocks and on the same ice as regular curling, though the rocks are thrown from a stationary wheelchair and there is no sweeping.

Engraver: Glen Green

25
CENTS
GG
VANCOUVER 2010 TM/MC

Edge

25 Cents

4th portrait
KM# 684 Schön# 701.1
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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