1896-1996 centennial olympics silver commemorative coin-canada-case & coa
To celebrate the upcoming centennial anniversary of the ‘Modern’ Olympic games, the International Olympics Committee authorized five countries (Canada, Australia, France, Austria & Greece) to mint & issue ‘Centennial’ coins prior to the actual games to be held in Atlanta in 1996. This is one of the two mirror finish silver proof ‘Centennial’ coins issued by Canada in 1992. This is the ‘Olymipic Vision’ coin which depicts athletes exemplifying the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Fortius, Altius’ (Faster, Stronger, Higher). The motto is also enscribed around the coin edge. The front/obverse has the right facing profile of Queen Elizabeth & the nominal face value of $15. The back/reverse shows a speed skater (Faster), an athlete competing in the pole vault (Higher) & a male gymnast competing on the rings (Stronger). The coin is 40 mm in diameter (slightly larger than a U.S. silver commemorative dollar), weighs 33.63 grams containing 92.5 % sterling silver - issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. According to the COA, this is serial #3501 of the planned issuance of 10000 coins. In very good/excellent condition - see photos. Shipped in hard plastic coin capsule in smallish maroon vinyl/leather hinged presentation case enclosed in a white cardboard box. The case & box both have the Olympic 5 interlocked rings logo on the top. Additional note: Silver/silvertone mirror proof coins have a shiny silver reflective background. The photos taken of mirror proof coins may appear to have a blackish or grayish-black background because of the camera angle chosen to highlight the design & any surface imperfections. The coin background is silver - not black or gray. Will combine shipping for multiple purchases
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