By far, the most common gold coins that we see in gold packs and at gold parties are the 1976 Olympic Commemorative coins issued by the Canadian Mint.

There were two different coins issued at that time, and they are of vastly different worth to gold buyers, but both carry a face value of $100!

So, if you have a 1976 gold Olympic commemorative coin, here’s how to tell what you have.

Can you spot the differences between the following two coins?

14K 1976 olympic gold coin 22K 1976 olympic gold coin

 

14K 1976 Olympic coin package

14K Gold 1976 commemorative coin

  • Is 27 millimeters in diameter
  • Weighs 13.3 grams
  • Has a milgrain (raised,beaded edge) around its circumference
  • Was sold in a cardboard envelope with window
  • How to calculate the value: find out the current spot price of gold (per gram), and then multiply that number by 7.91, (there are 7.91 grams of gold in this coin). The resulting number is the coin’s current value in dollars.

22K 1976 Olympic coin package

22K Gold 1976 commemorative coin

  • Is 25 millimeters in diameter
  • Weighs 16.97 grams
  • No milgrain (raised,beaded edge) around its circumference
  • Was sold in a wood and leather presentation box
  • How to calculate the value: find out the current spot price of gold (per gram), and then multiply that number by 15.56, (there are 15.56 grams of gold in this coin). The resulting number is the coin’s current value in dollars.

 

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