The 1976 Canadian $5 Montreal Olympics Silver Coin represents one of the most famous coin series created by the Royal Canadian Mint. These coins were promoted heavily ahead of the 1976 Montreal Olympics. These coins were sold to finance the Olympics and were sold from 1973-1976. This coin is from 1976 and the coin you receive is one of fourteen different designs and depends on the stock on hand. What is certain is you get a beautifully designed coin that is .78 oz of .9250 fine silver.
- Made of .78 oz of .9250 fine silver
- Face value of $5 backed by the Canadian Government
- Obverse side has the bust of Queen Elizabeth wearing a tiara
- Reverse side has a design honoring the different Olympic events or venues and elements of the Olympics
Ahead of the Montreal Olympics, the Royal Canadian Mint released twenty-eight coins of $10 and $5 denominations from 1973-1976. The sale of these coins was to raise money to fund the venture. These coins were heavily promoted and are very popular today. The coins offered here are the 1976 year and you receive one of these coins with one of fourteen different designs. The designs feature famous places around Montreal, Olympic events, and elements honoring the Olympics. The actual design you receive depends on the stock on hand.
On the obverse side of this coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II as she appeared at age 37. She is wearing a tiara and looking to the right. Below her is ‘ELIZABETH II CANADA1976”
The reverse side has a design honoring the Montreal Olympics. Designs include images of events, and key places in Montreal as well as elements that pay homage to the history of the Olympics. At the top right is ‘Olympiade XXI Olympiad’. To the left of the image is ‘Montreal 1976’. At the bottom is ‘5 Dollars’.
Get this 1976 Canadian $5 Montreal Olympic Silver Coin and take home a part of sports history. These coins are very popular and belong in your collection.