1988 $20 Canada Olympics Commemorative Proof Silver Coin | Royal Canadian Mint
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The 1988 winter Olympics marked the first time in the nation’s history in which the winter Olympics were hosted and the second time in which the Olympics games were hosted up until that point. These historical events were monumental in focusing the world’s attention on the unparalleled glacial beauty of Canada, in addition to many endearing events, such as the historical debut of the Jamaican bobsled team. The 1988 Olympic games left a lasting legacy in both Calgary, and Canada, reigniting national fervour for winter sports while leaving the Olympic Oval, Canada Olympic Park, and Canmore Nordic center in its wake. These 1 oz, 925 pure silver coins of the Royal Canadian Mint celebrate the historic 1988 winter Olympic games.
The reverse of these proof coins contains an Olympic themed illustration of various athletes in competition. The images are brought to life with the coins high relief effect, over a blank, polished, proof finish coin field. The host city, year, Olympic emblem, and denominational value also feature.
The reverse depicts Susanna Blunt’s rendition of Queen Elizabeth in her younger years, over a blank coin field.
Celebrate this salient part of Canadian history by purchasing a few of these 1988 $20 Canada Olympics Commemorative Proof Silver Coin today!
- Ships individually in a protective plastic sleeve
- Consisting of 1 oz of 925 Fine Silver
The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.
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|Susanna Blunt (Obverse)|
|The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|The depiction of various winter Olympians in the midst of their respective competitions.|
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