Even if Canada's hockey team wins gold, Olympic coins not a worthwhile investment

Olympic canadian hockey team Martin Brodeur
Olympic canadian hockey team Martin Brodeur

The quarter-page ad in the New York Times caught my eye: "Final Year Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Silver Dollar Just Released!"

For as low as $24.95, I could have a silver dollar from Canada -- with a hockey player on it. Since I couldn't make it to Vancouver, it looked like an Olympic souvenir worth having. Or was it?