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Canadian Masterpiece Set 011


Set Type: Silver $10, Commemorative Issues, 1973-Date, Mint State
Owner: Augustus 70
Last Modified: 10/25/2019
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Rank: 1
Score: 4012
Leading by: 510
Points to Higher Rank: N/A
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Set Description:

🥇2016 Best in Series
🥇2017 Best in Series
🥇2018 Best in Series

This is the World's finest collection of Canada S$10 Mint State coins, 1973-2016. The set has a very neat little story to it. Back in 2009, I purchased a set of Montreal Olympics coins, 1973-1976 by answering an online ad in Kijiji. The individual did not want to meet in Hamilton, where the coins were originally from, and offered to meet me in Woodbridge, Ontario instead (where I was working at the time). Like out of an old movie on bootlegging, I met him in a parking lot near and he popped the trunk to show me the goods. I examined the coins and paid him $800 cash for it. It was quite the rendez-vous at the time, and we both left the deal thinking that we had got the better end of it. These coins sat dormant for a long while until I decided to start the Olympic sets here on NGC. The raw coins graded very well, with many of them achieving a top grade. The remainder of the coins were purchased from the G. Margulies collection, and from my friend and former adversary, the Dan Hughes Collection. This set is achievable for most collectors, as long as the raw sets you submit haven't been open in 45 years. I encourage others to attempt this set, as it was very fun and rewarding.

The cycling coin is very bizarre! Why would they choose two gentlemen and an officer riding penny cycles as the design for this coin? Perhaps to coincide with the Native Canadian / Historical theme?

--- 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 GRADE: 8 years

FIRST COIN PURCHASED ON: July 20th, 2009

LAST COIN PURCHASED ON: May 24, 2017

APPROX. COST TO COMPLETE SET: $1800.00
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View Coin 1973 WORLD MAP - MONTREAL OLYMPICS MS 69 NGC 151
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