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1976 $100 Proof Canadian Olympic 1/2 oz Gold Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint and Government of Canada authorized and distributed commemorative coins for the 1976 Summer Olympics in both gold and silver. Starting in 1973 and stretching across seven different series, these coins marked the upcoming Games of the 21st Olympiad in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Today, you have the opportunity to get 1976 $100 Proof Canadian Olympic 1/2 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual display box and Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 1976 for the Summer Olympics!
  • Limited initial mintage of just 350,000 gold coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of $100 (CAD) is backed by Canada.
  • Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
  • Athena crowning an Ancient Greek Olympian on the reverse.
  • Proof coins.
  • Please keep in mind that the box and COA may show considerable wear and tear due to the age of the coins.

The Royal Canadian Mint issued 30 coins in total between 1973 and 1976 to celebrate, and help fund, the Summer Olympics in Montreal. Among the final two coins issued were a 1/4 oz BU gold coin and a 1/2 oz proof gold coin. These specimens were issued with 14-karat and 22-karat gold, respectively, and had limited mintages of 650,000 and 350,000, again, respectively.


Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse side of 1976 $100 Proof Canadian 1/2 oz Gold Coins. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief in a 1965 design from Arnold Machin. The image is accompanied by inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, CANADA, and 1976. There is also a maple leaf below the portrait of the Queen between her name and the nation of issue.


For the reverse design of the 1976 $100 Proof Canadian Gold Coin, Dora de Pedery-Hunt borrowed inspiration from an Ancient Greek image symbolizing the Ancient Olympic Games. This design shows the goddess Pallas Athena extending an arm to crown an Ancient Greek Olympian. The inscriptions on this side read 100 DOLLARS and 776 B.C. 1976 A.D. There is an additional inscription below the field with the Greek letters for 21st Olympiad.


The 1976 Summer Olympics were the first Olympic Games ever held in Canada, and to date, the only Summer Olympics the nation ever hosted. Just as it would later do with the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a range of commemorative coins to celebrate the games and help fund the costs of hosting the competition. The games ran from July 17th to August 1st with 198 events in 21 sports and a total of 92 participating nations.


These 1976 $100 Proof Canadian Olympic 1/2 oz Gold Coins are available to purchase with individual boxes and a Certificate of Authenticity. These $100 gold coins have proof visuals that include frosted designs and mirror-like fields. The 1/2 oz Proof Gold Olympic Coin issued in this series has 22-karat gold content, or .9167 fineness. Also, please note that considerable wear and tear are possible on the box and COA due to the age of the products.

Please contact Provident Metals with any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 1976
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9167
Producer Royal Canadian Mint
Thickness 2.5 mm
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $100 CAD
Country Canada
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Product Series Canadian Olympic Commemorative
Provident ID 3860963