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.
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Silver 5 Dollars Montreal 1976 Olympics (Fencing)
Silver 5 Dollars Montreal 1976 Olympics (Boxing)
Silver 10 Dollars Montreal 1976 Olympics (Football)