Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Enters Fast Lane with NASCAR Medallion



Photo Credit; Royal Canadian Mint

Canada's history with NASCAR competition has been a colourful affair. Richard Petty winning his first Cup division series race at the old CNE Speedway in Toronto in 1959, the late Earl Ross' first and currently only Cup victory by a Canadian on the ever-popular Martinsville Speedway in 1974 and Ron Fellows' six road racing wins in two of the stock car racing series' three major touring divisions have been moments the patriotic red and white fans of motorsports have been proud of. This season, Calgary, Alberta native Cameron Hayley's rookie season effort in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and crew chief of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Cole Pearn have shown future greatness is in the cards. As the 2015 NASCAR racing season is nearing a close, the Royal Canadian Mint has put some definition to the popular racing spectacle with the release of a detailed silver medallion.

Struck in 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver, the royal Canadian Mint has created an officially-licensed medallion to invoke the spirit of stock car racing organization. The NASCAR-licensed medallion features a designed crafted Arturo Rotondo and is limited in production for a release of 30,000 examples.

Photo Credit; Royal Canadian Mint

Detailed in silver and accented an all-colour NASCAR logo with a black background, the front face of the medallion features a regular scene from each race; a victorious stock car. Under a victory lap, a driver of the winning Chevrolet SS in this medallion design holds out the chequered flag among a motorsport crowd in a grandstand. On the other side of this Royal Canadian Mint keepsake depicts a racing wheel/tire with the NASCAR logo in silver at the top and '2016' at the bottom.

The limited edition NASCAR-licensed Medallion is offered through the Royal Canadian Mint website to Canadian and American customers at the price of $49.95 CDN.  

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