|Face Value:||100 Dollars|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
The 1976 Canadian 1/4 oz Gold $100 Olympic Coin is the companion piece to the 1/2 oz Gold $100 commemorative coin and features the same design. The obverse is of a young Queen Elizabeth II and the reverse is the Greek Goddess Athena awarding an ancient Olympic athlete with a laurel. This bright 14k coin is 27 mm in diameter and contains 0.25 oz of fine gold. For those looking for an affordable gold coin this may be the coin you've been looking for.
Telling the difference between the 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz 1976 Canadian Olympic gold coins: Canada released two different $100 Olympic gold coins of almost exactly the same design in 1976. Without weighing the coins it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. One coin has 1/2 oz of gold and one has 1/4 oz of gold. The 1/4 oz coin has a beaded edge, and the 1/2 oz coin has a smooth edge. Both have $100 denomination, and aside from the color of the coin and the beaded edge of the 1/4 oz version, look identical.