1996 3-Coin Gold & Silver Canada Commemorative Olympic Set

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1992 3-Coin Gold & Silver Canada Commemorative Olympic Set

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Olympic Centennial

The International Olympic Committee decided to commemorate the Centennial of the Olympic Games by issuing a coin set. This was a collaborative effort with five Mints contributing coins. The first three coins were issued by the RCM in 1992. The other Mints included Austria, Australia, France, and Greece.

Two of the coins were silver with a face value of $15 while the third coin was gold and had a face value of $175. The $15 coins were sold individually or in a set. The individual coins were packaged in a burgundy leatherette case while the set was featured in a wooden display case. Both $15 coins featured lettering on its edge: CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS. The $175 coin featured a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Juan Antonio Samaranch. The lettering on its edge was the same as the lettering found on the silver coins. There are a few very rare examples of these coins with a plain edge (no edge lettering). These plain edge coins were once held by the investment firm responsible for the $50 million Ohio Coingate Scandal.

100th anniversary coins

Year Theme Artist Mintage Face Value   Weight Composition
1992 Speed Skater, Pole Vaulter, Gymnast David Craig 105,645 $15.00   36.63 grams 92.5% Ag
1992 Spirit of the Generations Stewart Sherwood Included in mintage of first coin $15.00   36.63 grams 92.5% Ag
1992 Flame Stewart Sherwood 22,092 $175.00 1/2 oz Gold 16.97 grams 91.6% Au/8.4% Ag
 
This set would make a nice addition to your collection, or numismatic investment portfolio!
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