Since the 1970s, Canada has hosted the Olympic Games a total of three times. With each of these events, the Royal Canadian Mint issued commemorative silver coins honoring the Olympics. Each time, the designs in the collections changed, as did the denomination of the coins issued by the Canadian government. Now, Canadian $20 Olympic Silver Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive in protective plastic flips!
- Issued between 1985 and 1987!
- 10 designs produced in total!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Issued a face value of $20 (CAD) by Canada.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coins.
- Olympic athletes from various sports depicted on the reverse.
- Proof coins.
- Please note you may get matching coin designs when buying more than one.
The Canadian government of then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced a series of 10 proof silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint to celebrate the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. This was the second time Canada hosted the Olympic Games and the first time it hosted the Winter Games following its hosting of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
In partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint issued only proof quality coins between 1985 and 1987. Each release featured a different sport from the major events of the Winter Olympics. The release schedule included two 1985-dated coins, six 1986-dated coins, and two 1987-dated coins. The new denomination chosen for the 1988 games was $20 (CAD). Another change compared to the coins from the 1976 Olympic Games commemorative release was the use of edge lettering, a first on Canadian silver coins.
The edge lettering on these Canadian $20 Olympic Silver Coins reads XV Olympic Winter Games Jeux DOlympiques DHiver, with the latter being the French version of the former. However, it is important to note that some varieties exist today that never got the edge lettering inscribed.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of all Canadian $20 Olympic Silver Coins. The right-profile effigy of the Queen is the second-generation portrait used on Canadian coins and graced Canadian currency from 1965 to 1989.
Olympic athletes are depicted competing in their respective sports on the reverse of these Canadian $20 Olympic Silver Coins. Major sports represented in the designs include downhill skiing, speed skating, hockey, figure skating, and bobsledding.
These Canadian $20 Olympic Silver Coins are proof specimens with frosted designs and mirrored fields. Each coin has 1 Troy oz of .925 silver content. This particular listing offers the coins with the potential for varied designs. We cannot guarantee what date mark and reverse design you will receive. All items are picked after your payment clears and determined by in-stock items at that point in time. If you buy more than one, please note your coins could have matching designs or various different designs.
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