Upper Deck is launching a set of legal tender hockey player coins this week, the first collector coins to be distributed in pack form. The company was scheduled to unveil the Grandeur Hockey Coin Collection at a special event inside the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Tuesday night.
The first series of limited-edition coins are minted in one of four finishes of precious metals and feature 20 players. The coins will be available for purchase through Upper Deck e-Pack, as well as all Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) banking centers in Canada and via CIBC.com/UpperDeck.
The collection includes 1 oz. 99.99% pure silver coins available in three finishes and rarities: colored, numbered to 5,000: high-relief silver, numbered to 1,000; and silver frosted, numbered to 500, per player. There is also a more rare ¼ oz. 99.99% 24 karat gold minted coin, numbered to 100 per player.
The 20 players include Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky and Patrick Roy, as well as current superstars Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Lundqvist, among others.
Grandeur Hockey Coins will be offered individually in a sealed blind pack for $100 or as a collector box with four randomly inserted coins for $499. The collector box includes one of three rarer coins and comes with a display that holds up to 20 coins.
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“No one has presented anything like this for the coin business, adding a layer of anticipation that appeals to varying levels of collectors,” stated Upper Deck President Jason Masherah.
“The opportunity to expand our relationship with Upper Deck and showcase some of the greatest players in the world in such a unique and interesting way is exciting,” said Sandra Monteiro, NHLPA Chief of Global Business Strategies. “Based on the look and design, we know these coins will be unlike anything collectors have been offered in the past.”
Upper Deck has set up a website with additional information on the coins.
Grandeur Hockey Coins Series 1 Checklist:
- Patrice Bergeron – Boston
- Dustin Byfuglien – Winnipeg
- Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh
- Jack Eichel – Buffalo
- Wayne Gretzky – Edmonton
- Jaromir Jagr – Florida
- Patrick Kane – Chicago
- Dylan Larkin – Detroit
- Henrik Lundqvist – New York
- Erik Karlsson – Ottawa
- Connor McDavid – Edmonton
- Sean Monahan – Calgary
- William Nylander – Toronto
- Alex Ovechkin – Washington
- Carey Price – Montreal
- Patrick Roy – Montreal
- Daniel Sedin – Vancouver
- Vladimir Tarasenko – St. Louis
- John Tavares – Brooklyn
- Jonathan Toews – Chicago