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Calgary 1988 - Olympic Games

Starting in 1985, the Federal Government, under the leadership of then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, issued a ten coin set to help finance and commemorate the Olympic games. In similar style to the Montreal Olympics, the RCM would introduce coins with a face value that had never been used before. Said coins would feature a $20 face value. These coins were issued in Proof quality only, and were sold with the partnership of the Royal Bank of Canada. Unlike the Montreal coins, mintage was limited to 5,000,000 coins and this would mark the first time that any silver coin had edge lettering on it. Said lettering was 'XV OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES - JEUX D'OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER'. There are existing varieties that have missed the edge lettering process.

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Year Issue Price MS Missed lettering
1985 - Downhill skiing $37 $25.31 $700
1985 - Speed skating $37 $25.31 $700
1986 - Hockey $37 $25.31 $700
1986 - Biathlon $37 $25.31 $700
1986 - Cross-Country Skiing $39.50 $25.31 $700
1986 - Free-Style Skiing $39.50 $25.31 $700
1986 - Figure Skating $39.50 $25.31 $700
1986 - Curling $39.50 $25.31 $700
1987 - Ski-Jumping $42 $25.31 $700
1987 - Bobsleigh $42 $25.31 $700

Mintage and artists

  • 1985 : 760 582 - Artists : Ian Stewart and Friedrich Peter
  • 1986 : 1 886 541 - Artists : Ian Stewart, John Mardon, Walter Ott and Raymond Taylor
  • 1987 : 565 280 - Artists : John Mardon and Raymond Taylor

1987 gold coin

Légende

Year Issue Price MS Missed lettering
1987 - Gold $255 $398 $2,500
  • Mintage: 145 175
  • Artist: Friedrich Peter
  • Diameter: 27 mm
  • Alloy: 58.33 % or et 41.67 % argent
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