Canada 1976 100 dollars Fr-7

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Jean Elsen sale 131, lot 853
This specimen was lot 853 in Jean Elsen sale 131 (Brussels, December 2016), where it sold for €510 (about US$640 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"CANADA, Elisabeth II (1952-), AV 100 dollars, 1976. Jeux olympiques. 25 mm (1/2 oz). Flan poli. (Canada, Elizabeth II (since 1952), gold 100 dollars of 1976, for the Olympic Games, proof.)"
Gold one hundred dollar gold coins were struck to this standard 1976-86, each year with a different subject. All are priced the same in the SCWC. Confusingly, for 1976 there also exists an Olympic gold 100 dollars (KM 115) but it is only .250 troy oz.

Recorded mintage: unknown, all proofs.

Specification: 16.96 g, .917 fine gold, .500 troy oz AGW, 25 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 116, Fr-7.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 131, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2016.

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