The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue this limited-edition 2011 Wayne & Walter Gretzky 99.99% pure silver proof $25 coin featuring the Great One in action with his father, Walter Gretzky, as a cameo.
In Canada, hockey rallies people together, serving as a common denominator among all Canadians. 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.
With each coin sold a portion of sales will be donated to Wayne Gretzky Foundation.