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Canadian Masterpiece Set 014


Set Type: Silver $5, Commemorative Issues, 1973-Date, Mint State
Owner: Augustus 70
Last Modified: 10/25/2019
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Rank: 1
Score: 5467
Leading by: 2517
Points to Higher Rank: N/A
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Set Description:

Canadian Masterpiece Set 014

πŸ₯‡2012 Best in Series
πŸ₯‡2013 Best in Series
πŸ₯‡2014 Best in Series
πŸ₯‡2015 Best in Series
πŸ₯‡2016 Best in Series
πŸ₯‡2017 Best in Series
πŸ†2017 Best Modern Set
πŸ†2017 RCM Recognition Award
πŸ₯‡2018 Best in Series

This is the World's finest collection of Canada Commemorative S$5 Mint State coins ever assembled, 1973 - 2016. This is a showcase of this masterpiece, which was very difficult to assemble and took many years.

Due to the issue of 'milk spotting' on Canadian mint state and bullion style coinage, finding coins in the coveted MS69 or MS70 condition was extremely difficult. This set is kicked off with the 1973 to 1976 Montreal Olympic coin collection. This is an interesting set, as Native Canadian art, modern Canadian architecture and the origins of the Olympics in Greece were all featured in the designs of these coins. In my opinion, the most difficult of these coins to achieve in MS69 status (considered top grade achievable for this set) is the 'marathon' coin.

On the whole, the most difficult coins that were acquired for this set were the 2015 Red-Tailed Hawk and the 2015 Great Horned Owl bullion coins in MS70.

I do have some regrets in this set. A few of the 2011-2013 coins were purchased at huge premiums because the bullion market was so hot at the time, and I doubt that I will ever be able to recover those costs. Nonetheless, an achievement of this magnitude in this set will be very difficult to achieve for future collectors and I wish them luck going forward if they attempt it!

I will attempt to upgrade to more MS70 coins if they become available at auction over the course of the next decade or so. I hope you enjoy this set!



--- SET DETAILS ---

In the description box for each coin, you will find the pedigree of the coin and the date the coin was added to the Augustus Collection. All coins certified by the Augustus collection are labelled as such.

Pedigree = Former Collections that owned this particular example

Date = dd/mm/yyyy - Date this particular example was acquired by the Augustus Collection.

TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS SET IN MS69/MS70 GRADE: 7 years (Almost to the day!!!)

FIRST COIN PURCHASED ON: Oct 27, 2010

LAST COIN PURCHASED ON: Oct 30, 2017

APPROX. COST TO COMPLETE SET: $4130.00

International Recognition of this set:

December 6th, 2017 - Royal Canadian Mint

The RCM would like to congratulate you on the construction and presentation of the Montreal Olympic silver coin set. Your set is both historically significant and a testament to the long-standing quality that the RCM strives to achieve. (Letter goes on to request permission to photograph some of the coins)

January 5th, 2018 - NGC Best Modern Set

Judge's Comments:

β€œThe opening line of this collector's set essay says it all: "This is the World's finest collection of Canada Commemorative S$5 Mint State coins ever assembled, 1973-2016." It is comprised of just over two dozen pieces, and new issues will be added as they are released. The grades of these NGC certified coins are almost consistently MS 69, with a few MS 70 specimens among the later dates. Each is illustrated and features the owner's commentary. Top scoring pieces include the six 2011-13 issues, while most of the coins from 2012 onward also carry the NGC Early Releases label. β€œ
 Slot DescriptionGradeServiceScore
View Coin 1973 KINGSTON & SAILBOATS MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1973 NORTH AMERICA MAP MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1974 OLYMPICS ATHLETE WITH TORCH MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1974 CANOEING MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1974 OLYMPIC RINGS AND WREATH MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1974 ROWING MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1975 DIVING MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1975 MARATHON MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1975 SWIMMING MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1975 WOMEN'S JAVELIN MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1976 OLYMPICS - BOXING MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1976 OLYMPICS - FENCING MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1976 OLYMPIC FLAME MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 1976 OLYMPIC VILLAGE MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 2011 WOLF MS 69 NGC 143
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View Coin 2011 GRIZZLY BEAR MS 69 NGC 175
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View Coin 2012 COUGAR MS 69 NGC 220
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View Coin 2012 MOOSE MS 69 NGC 220
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View Coin 2013 PRONGHORN ANTELOPE MS 69 NGC 167
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View Coin 2013 WOOD BISON MS 69 NGC 487
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View Coin 2014 BALD EAGLE MS 69 NGC 135
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View Coin 2014 PEREGRINE FALCON MS 69 NGC 323
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View Coin 2015 FIVE BLESSINGS MS 69 NGC 151
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View Coin 2015 GREAT HORNED OWL MS 70 NGC 251
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View Coin 2015 RED-TAILED HAWK MS 70 NGC 251
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View Coin 2016 COUGAR MS 70 NGC 251
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View Coin 2016 FIVE BLESSINGS MS 69 NGC 205
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