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Canada unveils lucky loonie for Sochi Olympics

Lucky Loonie

Steve Podborski, right, Chef de Mission for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, inspects the newly unveiled “Lucky Loonie” during a send-off party for Canada’s Sochi-bound Olympic athletes in Banff, Alberta, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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The lucky loonie tradition will continue for the Sochi Olympics.

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the 2014 edition of the one dollar coin first made famous in Olympic circles for being buried at center ice of the hockey rink in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Canada went on to win gold in men’s and women’s hockey 12 years ago. The nation has produced a special lucky loonie to keep the good fortune running at every Olympics since.

Each member of the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team will receive a lucky loonie in Sochi. Five million lucky loonies have been produced and will enter into Canadian circulation Jan. 20.

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