In one of the more unique twists to Olympic history, the Canadian government funded the cost of the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics through the sale of silver $5 and $10 coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. The coins were released between 1973 and 1976 with a wide variety of designs. Today, 1976 Canadian $5 Olympic Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion with varied designs.
- Available to you inside of a protective plastic flip!
- Designs issued by the Royal Canadian Mint through seven series!
- Varied designs available in this listing!
- Contains .7227 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- The face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse side is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes varying Olympic-themed designs.
- Please note that if you purchase multiple coins in this listing you could receive several specimens with the same designs.
The Royal Canadian Mint undertook an ambitious plan to help finance the hosting of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal with the release of 30 different coins. The series was to feature 28 silver coins and 2 gold coins. The silver coins were set to release with $5 and $10 face values and seven different design concepts.
All of the 1976 Canadian $5 Olympic Silver Coins are available in protective plastic flips. The coins available in this listing are varied designs. JM Bullion cannot guarantee the reverse design you’ll receive through this listing. All coins are chosen at random when your payment is processed. If you purchase more than one coin, please keep in mind that you may receive several coins with the same designs.
Each of the seven series of coins included specific design concepts. Those concepts were, in order: geographic, Olympic motifs, early Canadian sports, Olympic track and field, Olympic water sports, Olympic team and body contact sports, and Olympic motifs. There was a single series of four coins issued in 1973 and two series each issued in 1974, 1975, and 1976. Each series included two designs used on $5 and $10 silver coins.
On the obverse of all 1976 Canadian $5 Olympic Silver Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait of Her Majesty is the third-generation design and was created by Arnold Machin depicting her figure at the age of 39.
The reverse of each coin in the 1976 Canadian Olympic Silver Coins offers a different design. There were four different designs offered on the reverse of Canadian $5 Olympic Coins and include fencing, boxing, the Olympic Village, and the Olympic flame. All coins in this listing come from the Royal Canadian Mint, which was founded in 1908 in Ottawa.
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