1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

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socrispy
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1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Post by socrispy » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:27 pm

Hi,

I can't find much info on my Olympic set below. At least not the plastic folder/stamp version. I found here listings for some single $5 and $10 coin values but not the complete set. Anyways I've been offered melt value. Coin/metal buyers told me it isn't worth a penny more. I'd only believe that if I saw them melting it. So are they telling me the truth? Thanks!

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Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Post by Bill in Burl » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 am

Yes, they are melting for scrap the Olympic coins. I have never seen the set that you have, with the stamps. I wouldn't sell it to a dealer only offering scrap ... take it to a coin show where there is a choice of dealers or put it on Kijiji .. Ebay takes a large slice. Go to the library and look at a copy of Charlton's volume 2 that is for RCM NCLT coinage and series's .. it will give you an idea if there is any premium.
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Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Post by socrispy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:56 am

Thanks Bill in Burl! I will check if it has any value above melt. I thought it was odd when I emailed one coin shop and was offered melt value but the owner was willing to travel over 100 miles to buy it from me in person. And another coin shop also quoted me melt value but kept rambling on about how the Royal Mint lies to collectors about these coins being collectable. Gee if you can't trust a coin shop who can you trust! :lol:

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Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Post by coinguy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:26 am

I agree with Bill that those should be worth more than melt.
I have a Volume II Charlton but there is no listing for them in there.
Instead of a coin collector, I would say that perhaps a stamp collector
might have more interest in them as they do appear to be First Day Covers.
Perhaps put them on kijiji under the stamp section or if there is one in your
area, try a stamp shop or perhaps a stamp club.

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Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Post by socrispy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:48 am

Okay so nothing in the Volume II Charlton book. Thanks for looking. Saves me a trip to the library. I've tried every possible search description I could think of. Lots of sets, even ones in wood boxes but nothing like this one. My uncle bought it back in 1976. He was nuts about collecting anything related to the Montreal Olympics. He died years ago and my aunt is in extended care so I guess I'll never know it's history. I assume he bought it at his local post office. Not much use putting it on Kijiji or a local ad site until I know it's approximate value and "best offer" never works when it comes to collectables.

So the 28 stamps could be worth more than melt value? That's something I never considered!

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Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Post by socrispy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:05 pm

I found out this set originally came in a red leather binder and marked the first occasion the Government of Canada produced an official P.N.C. (Philatelic, Numismatic Combination). I guess the binder wouldn't fit in the safety deposit box so it was tossed years ago. :shock:

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Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Post by coinguy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:35 pm

That's too bad about the binder.
It probably would ha be been worth more with it.
At least now you know where it originated, I had
never see n or heard of it before.

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