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Media Advisory - ROYAL CANADIAN MINT TO UNVEIL CIRCULATION COIN HONOURING OSCAR PETERSON

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TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2022 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is unveiling a special one–dollar circulation coin celebrating the extraordinary talent and enduring musical legacy of the late Oscar Peterson.  The launch of this inspirational new coin, which will include a special performance by Canadian pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, will take place on the morning of August 11, 2022.

When:

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Media and guest arrival: 9:30 a.m.

Remarks and unveiling: 10:00 a.m.



Who:

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance

Marie Lemay, President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint

Phyllis Clark, Chair, Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors

Kelly Peterson, Widow of Oscar Peterson

Céline Peterson, Daughter of Oscar Peterson, Artist representative and producer

Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Pianist and composer

 

Accredited media interested in attending the launch event must register in advance by contacting reeves@mint.ca to receive location details.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. The Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

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