Join the excitement on the ice as Canada's royal military college of Canada and the United States military academy lace up their skates for the 75th game in the ongoing competition between their two institutions.
The brainchild of General Douglas MacArthur, the first game was played in 1923 as a way to foster good will between two national military schools ----- what better way to build team spirit among North America's future military leaders!
This friendly game between gentlemen was celebrated with tea dances and church parades, but once the men were on the ice, spirits quickly intensified. It was a hard fought game that the royal military college of Canada won by a score of 3-0. local reporters billed it as the best hockey in the year and both teams eagerly awaited their rematch the following year.
In 2006, the 75th face off in this ongoing competition will be played out in Canada----a milestone that makes this ongoing competition the longest international hockey series in the world. Struck in 14-karat gold with a laser-enhanced design, it captures all the passion that's inspired by national pride.
Face value: 100 dollars
Composition: 58.33%gold, 41.67%silver
Diameter (mm): 27
New theme for 2006. Laser enhancement on coin.
Coin encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black beauty box.