Olympic Coins

On February 7, 2008, a truck carrying commemorative coins for the Royal Canadian Mint fell 40 feet off the TransCanada Highway in British Columbia spilling it’s load. The truck was hauling “snowboarder” commemorative coins issued by the mint to promote the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

The driver and a passenger were OK. They also managed to avoid a 1,000 foot fall into Kamloops Lake.

A driver that pulled up to help had to scamble up a four-foot pile of coins to get into the truck to help the driver.

David Blair

 

Murray Mitchel

 

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