Most numismatists agree that the first true numismatic collection was the Olympic Five and Ten Dollar coins for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Starting in February 1973, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) engaged in a very ambitious program.At the behest of the federal government, led by then-Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, it was agreed that these coins would help finance and commemorate the 1976 Summer Olympics. These coins would be categorized into seven series with each series configured into four coin sets (two five dollar coins and two ten dollar coins). The seven series were constituted as follows. Olympic Track and Field Sports. Olympic Team and Body Contact Sports. Each coin is 92.5% silver for a net silver weight of 44.955 grams (1.4453 troy ounces) and 22.478 grams (0.7227 troy ounces) of silver respectively.
Each coin of this set comes to you in an individual capsule housed in a handsome collector's case. The item "1976 Silver Canadian Montreal Olympic Games Set 28 Coin in original box" is in sale since Thursday, November 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Collections, Lots".The seller is "ricky123castro" and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States.