Mintage of only 19,999!
A unique piece of art with this hologram coin of Wayne Gretzky and his father. This unique and limited edition coin depicts the Great One in action with his father, Walter Gretzky, as a cameo. With each coin sold, a portion of sales will be donated by the Royal Canadian Mint to the Wayne Gretzky Foundation where the mission is to provide less fortunate youth with the opportunity to experience the sport of hockey. To date, the Wayne Gretzky Foundation has raised over $1-million dollars in support of youth in hockey. Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized sleeve which features Wayne and Walter’s authentic signatures.
As a child, Wayne Gretzky practiced for hours on end, spending every available moment skating, shooting and practicing his stick-handling. When he was six years old, his father built him a skating rink in the backyard. But Walter Gretzky gave his son much more than an ice rink. He inspired a passion—an unstoppable longing to put blade to ice that transcended technical practice because it was infused with love, support and a sense of play. Today, Wayne is involved with numerous charitable organizations and works tirelessly to bring hockey to the physically challenged and disadvantaged. His father is as supportive as ever, nurturing a passion for which any son would be grateful and proud.