Beautiful 14K gold 1920 American Olympic Committee Secretary pin by Dieges & Clust from the collection of Frederick Rubien, 25 mm x 25 mm, featuring a banner across the top with raised letters, "Secretary," a cut-out "1920," and the enameled letters "AOC," above an enameled patriotic shield. The reverse is marked "14K, Dieges & Clust." Frederick W. Rubien was the longtime secretary of the American Olympic Committee and a leader in the promotion of amateur athletics in the United States. The 1920 Summer Olympics were held in Antwerp, Belgium; as part of his role as secretary of the American Olympic Committee, Rubien served on the USA Team Selection Committee for the Games. The United States topped the medal board, taking home 41 gold medals—more than doubling the gold medal count of the runner-up, Sweden.
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