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Montreal Olympic Coins, 1973-1976








Denominations: $5, $10; Composition: 92.5% silver; Issued: A program of scheduled release beginning in 1973 and ending in 1976.

This set is by far one of the best known Royal Canadian Mint issues. It was extensively promoted both in Canada and abroad as a commemoration of the Montreal Olympic Games held in 1976. The set was extremely popular at its issue and many thousands of sets were voraciously ordered by the collecting public. The sets consists of 28 coins, 14 of $5 and 14 of $10, arranged in 7 series of 4 coins each (2 x $5 and 2 x $10). The sets were released in various forms of packaging ranging from single coin slabs to full hinged boxes to walnut cabinets with sliding trays. The coins depict different events of the Olympic games, held at venues all around Montreal and eastern Canada.

A few errors are known, including incorrect date and also coins struck in nickel instead of silver. All errors are rare in this set. The BU coins in the sets have a rather sandblasted appearance, and the proofs have the full mirror surfaces with cameo details, leading to pleasing contrast in most coins. As is the case with most scheduled release sets, the later releases are quite a bit scarcer than the earlier ones. This is due to some of the collecting public for one reason or another not completing their sets. This is particularly true of the proof issue series VI and VII.

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Description Mintage BU Proof
Series I 1973 - $5 North America  543,098     35.00       37.50   
Series I 1973 - $5 Kingston  Incl. Above     35.00       37.50   
Series I 1973 - $10 Montreal  537,898     70.00       72.50   
Series I 1973 - $10 World Map  Incl. Above     70.00       72.50   
Series I 1973 - $10 1973 World Map Error (1974 date)  Incl. Above     600.00     
Series I 1973 - Complete Set of All 4 Coins From Series I  Incl. Above     205.00       215.00   
Series II 1974 - $5 Wreath  3,981,140     35.00       37.50   
Series II 1974 - $5 Torch  Incl. Above     35.00       37.50   
Series II 1974 - $10 Temple  3,949,878     70.00       72.50   
Series II 1974 - $10 Zeus  Incl. Above     70.00       72.50   
Series II 1974 - Complete Set of All 4 Coins From Series II  Incl. Above     205.00       215.00   
Series III 1974 - $5 Canoeing  1,990,570     35.00       37.50   
Series III 1974 - $5 Rowing  Incl. Above     35.00       37.50   
Series III 1974 - $10 Cycling  1,974,939     70.00       72.50   
Series III 1974 - $10 Lacrosse  Incl. Above     70.00       72.50   
Series III 1974 - Complete Set of All 4 Coins From Series III  Incl. Above     205.00       215.00   
Series IV 1975 - $5 Marathon  3,970,000     35.00       37.50   
Series IV 1975 - $5 Javelin  Incl. Above     35.00       37.50   
Series IV 1975 - $10 Hurdles  4,952,433     70.00       72.50   
Series IV 1975 - $10 Shot Put  Incl. Above     70.00       72.50   
Series IV 1975 - Complete Set of All 4 Coins From Series IV  Incl. Above     205.00       215.00   
Series V 1975 - $5 Diving  1,985,000     35.00       37.50   
Series V 1975 - $5 Swimming  Incl. Above     35.00       37.50   
Series V 1975 - $10 Paddling  2,476,216     70.00       72.50   
Series V 1975 - $10 Sailing  Incl. Above     70.00       72.50   
Series V 1975 - Complete Set of All 4 Coins From Series V  Incl. Above     205.00       215.00   
Series VI 1976 - $5 Fencing  3,775,259     35.00       37.50   
Series VI 1976 - $5 Boxing  Incl. Above     35.00       37.50   
Series VI 1976 - $10 Hockey  3,970,514     70.00       72.50   
Series VI 1976 - $10 Soccer (Football)  Incl. Above     70.00       72.50   
Series VI 1976 - Complete Set of All 4 Coins From Series VI  Incl. Above     205.00       215.00   
Series VII 1976 - $5 Olympic Village  1,887,629     35.00       37.50   
Series VII 1976 - $5 Olympic Flame  Incl. Above     35.00       37.50   
Series VII 1976 - $10 Olympic Velodrome  1,985,257     70.00       72.50   
Series VII 1976 - $10 Olympic Stadium  Incl. Above     70.00       72.50   
Series VII 1976 - Complete Set of All 4 Coins From Series VII  Incl. Above     205.00       215.00   
Complete 28-Coin Proof Set in 7x 4-Coin Cases  Incl. Above       1,080.00   
Complete 28-Coin BU Set in 1 Case  Incl. Above     1,400.00       1,465.00   
Empty 28-Coin Case [15.00]  n/a  Sold Out   
All prices shown in Canadian Dollars