The NHL has been keeping a close eye on the value of the coins, which are a limited edition collection that debuted in 2020 and have gone on to sell out.
The 2020 coins, produced by Numismatic Metals of Canada, are valued at $1,600.
The coins, created by the Numismatics Group, are available at select stores across the country, including the NHL Store in Winnipeg.
They were created by former NHL goaltender, Steve Burtch, who died in October.
“The coins are very valuable to us,” said Rick MacPherson, president and chief executive officer of the NHL.
“I can’t think of a more deserving group to receive the coin that they’ve put together.”
The coins come in a variety of designs, including a mint green, mint blue, and mint green gold.
They have a diameter of 1.25 inches, are made of copper, and are packaged in a single coin tube.
“Our goal is to give the collectors that are the most avid collectors the most authentic coins in the NHL history,” MacPterson said.
“And, of course, they will be able to show off their collectibles to the world.”
A number of collectors are already trying to get their hands on the coins.
Some have already tried to buy them online, and some have even made phone calls and made a deal with a local coin dealer to buy the coins for them.
The goal is for the coin collectors to show their appreciation by offering the coins as a collectible, but it’s not as easy as that.
A lot of the time the coins are not that popular in terms of demand, so it’s likely they will sell out quickly.
“It’s just a matter of time before someone is able to get hold of them,” said Joe Tannenbaum, vice president of marketing for the NHLStore in Winnipeg, which is where the coins were produced.
“So, we’ve made some calls to coin dealers and it looks like we’re in good shape.”
A coin collector who has been a regular visitor to the NHL store in Winnipeg recently noticed the coins in great demand.
“I’ve been wanting to buy these coins since they first came out,” said Tim Dutton, a collector of NHL jerseys who lives in Regina.
“It’s one of those rare things that the league hasn’t really taken advantage of.
I’ve been waiting on this for a long time, and I just hope they’ll have something ready soon.”
Dutton said he would consider selling the coins at a profit, and he expects to make money on the deal.
“We’ll sell the coins back for about half of what we paid for them,” he said.
The coins sold out of the 2020 coins at the NHL’s Winnipeg Store in just two weeks, and Tannensbaum said the company is still working to get them to other locations.
“If we’re lucky enough to get it out to other places, we’re just going to have to put it up for auction,” he added.