The Royal Canadian Mint released a Reverse Proof .999 fine silver $50 coin shaped like the Stanley Cup which is the most desired award in NHL championship. 2017 marks the 125 anniversary of Stanley Cup and it is featured on a circulating 25-cent coin in Canada as well.
It all started in 1892, when the governor general of Canada, Lord Stanley, donated a silver bowl to motivate Canada’s amateur hockey teams. Slowly the Stanley Cup evolved and earned its reputation for being the most cherished professional trophy in Hockey.
The reverse features a miniature, rounded-out replica of Stanley Cup in a Reverse Proof finish. When you keep two such coins close to each other, you will create a mini-Stanley Cup. The ringed appearance of the cup’s rounded barrel base is recreated with detailed engraving. The flat obverse features the texts 1892–2017, THE STANLEY CUP LA COUPE STANLEY, 50 DOLLARS, and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The unique 99.53 grams coin has a mintage limit of 5,000 pieces and can be purchased for $359.95.