Canada Olympic 5 and 10 Dollars (Silver)  1973 to 1976
Canada Olympic 5 and 10 Dollars (Silver) 1973 to 1976

The Canadian mint made spiffy large silver coins with Olympic themes between 1973 and 1976. These coins do not circulate, but are made especially for collectors. They contain silver, and that makes them valuable. Their value is equal to the amount of silver they contain multiplied by the current value of silver.

Don't be fooled. These coins are worth their weight in silver, nothing more. Check this CoinQuest link for a description of what makes modern coins valuable.

Here is a list of silver content for these coins.

- 5 DOLLARS 1973 TO 1976: 0.7226 troy ounces silver
- 10 DOLLARS 1973 TO 1976: 1.445 troy ounces silver

Once you know the silver content, go to a web site such as and look up the current price of silver. Multiply the content by the price to compute the value of the coin.

For instance, if you have a 1975 5 dollars, it contains 0.7226 troy ounces of silver. Today's silver price is $20 US dollars per troy ounce (look it up, it changes every day). So the 1975 coin is worth 0.7226 x 20 = $14.45 US dollars.

Coin: 14924 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Robert Middleton-Hop, Mon, 15-Jul-2013 20:17:56 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 16-Jul-2013 22:17:46 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 01-Jul-2015 21:51:24 GMT
Requester description: 1975 Inscriptions: Montreal 1976 Olympiade XXI Olympiad 5 Dollars Elizabeth II Canada 1975 Devices: image of Indian runner, 2 V graphics(chevrons of a sort), Olympic symbol of 5 circles but stylized. Portrait of Elizabeth II with small maple leaf under 5 dollars
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Do you not consider any manufacturing cost? - Ron
Hi Ron -- We do not state it explicitly, but the values we quote for bullion products are for the secondary market. Note that collectors rarely visit CoinQuest. Instead, our site caters to people who have a coin and want to sell it. If the sale is to a collector, the seller usually does better than bullion. If to a dealer, the seller won't get bullion. We also do not mention market manipulation by limiting mintage, slick packaging, and the like. All our values, like all price guides, are very approximate. Our article on precious metal investing [[[PRESS HERE]]] mentions costs that you describe. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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