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Canada 2012 Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour 25th Anniversary - Wheelchair Paralympian Difference Makers Foundation Crown-Size Medallion Specimen

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The affordable, oversized medallion (with full color presentation folder) celebrates Rick Hansen's milestone wheelchair rally across Canada and four continents!

Twenty-five years ago, Rick Hansen wheeled 25,000 miles (40,000 km) around the world on his Man In Motion World Tour, raising $26 million for spinal cord injury research and creating awareness for the potential of people with disabilities. Today, he inspires a new generation to join his journey towards a healthy and inclusive world, and reminds us of the potential we all have to make a difference.

Twenty-five years ago, Rick Hansen wheeled 25,000 miles (40,000 km) around the world on his Man In Motion World Tour, raising $26 million for spinal cord injury research and creating awareness for the potential of people with disabilities.Click here for a great selection of quarters!

This crown size medallion celebrates the 25th anniversary of wheelchair athlete and paralympian Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Tour. The medallion celebrates difference makers everywhere, and makes a great gift for a difference maker in your life and community. The medallion is set in a bezel so that it can be used as a pendant, a key chain, etc.

The purchase of this medallion includes a donation to the Rick Hansen Difference Makers Foundation.

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Rick Hansen
Richard M. Hansen, CC, OBC (born in 1957) is a Canadian Paralympian and an activist for people with spinal cord injuries. Following a car crash at age 15, he sustained a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the waist down. He did not let this stop him, however. Hansen was one of the torchbearers and brought the flame into the stadium to light one of the final torch lighters in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. At the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Paralympics his story was shown on a huge wraparound screen, before Hansen took the stage and spoke to the crowd.

Rick Hansen embarked on his famous Man in Motion World Tour on March 21, 1985 from Oakridge Mall in Vancouver. Although public awareness was low at the beginning of the tour, he soon attracted international media attention as he progressed on a 26-month trek, logging more than 25,000 miles (40,000 k through 34 countries on four continents before finally crossing his native Canada. He returned to Vancouver's BC Place Stadium to cheering crowds of thousands on May 22, 1987 after raising $26 million for spinal cord injury research and quality of life initiatives. Like Terry Fox, he was hailed as an international hero.

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The Specimen Finish
This medallion features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area or relief) includes both frosted and mirrored surfaces, while the fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting, matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen finish.

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Obverse
A silhouette view of Rick Hansen in his wheelchair as he raises money for spinal cord injury research, set on top of stylized wheelchair treads representing his world tour. The legends 25 YEARS - RICK HANSEN - MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR marks the commemoration.

Reverse
Stylized wheelchair treads representing Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Tour. The legend DIFFERENCE MAKER and 25 YEARS RICK HANSEN indicate the theme.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an oversized, bilingual, full-color folder, with photographs and an history of Rick Hansen.

 Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue     2011
   
Weight 12.61 g
Diameter 35 mm
   
Finish Specimen
Composition Copper-Nickel
Edge Plain
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers

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