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Item 9507 - Summer Olympics Participation Medals Catalog 528 (Jun 2018)

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Description


Wonderful set of 12 Summer Olympics participation medals, with all but one (Athens 2004) including their original presentation box or pouch.

Collection includes:

1. Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Participation Medal
2. London 1948 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
3. Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
4. Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
5. Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Silver-Colored Participation Medal
6. Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Copper Participation Medal
7. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
8. Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
9. Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Burnished Copper Participation Medal
10. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
11. Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal
12. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Alloy Copper Participation Medal

Detailed descriptions:

1. Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Paris 1924 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 72 gm, by Raoul Benard. The front features a stunning raised depiction of the goddess Nike crowning victorious athletes with laurel wreaths; the reverse bears a city view of Paris and raised text, “VIIIe Olympiade, Paris, 1924,” with the designer’s monogram below. Complete with its maroon paper box.

2. London 1948 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the London 1948 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 51 mm, 61 gm, by Bertram Mackennal/John Pinches. The front features a quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present an athlete with the palm of victory; the reverse bears a city view of London above Olympic rings and raised lettering, “XIV Olympiad, London, 1948.” Complete with its green paper box.

3. Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal (with box)

Participation medal issued for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 54 mm, 77 gm, by Kauko Rasanen. The front depicts the heads of two laureate athletes superimposed over the Olympic Stadium, with raised text, "Helsinki 1952"; the reverse bears male and female athletes holding torches over the Olympic rings, with raised text above, "XV Olympia." Complete with its original box.

4. Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 78 gm, by Emilio Greco. The front features a nude female torchbearer superimposed over Olympic rings; the reverse bears a convocation of eagles soaring high above the Olympic stadium, with raised Italian text encircling the edge. Complete with its original plastic case.

5. Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Silver-Colored Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. Silver-colored, 40 mm, 39 gm, by Taro Okamoto/Kazumitsu Tanaka. The front features a stylized design of three runners and a swimmer placed on an olive branch; the reverse bears the Olympic rings and raised Japanese and English text, "XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo 1964." Complete with its wooden box. This smaller version of the copper-colored participation medal was awarded to flag raisers.

6. Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Copper Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. Copper, 45 mm, 40 gm, by G. Huel/P. Pelletier. The front features the Montreal Olympic stadium above two lines of raised text, "XXle Olympiade, Montreal 1976"; the reverse bears the Montreal Games logo. Complete with its black box and leather case.

7. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal (with box)

Participation medal issued for the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 94 gm, by Dugald Stermer. The front depicts the Olympic torch with raised text, “Citius Altius Fortius, XXIII Olympiad”; the reverse features the Los Angeles Games emblem over Olympic rings and laurel branches. Complete with its blue presentation box and velvet case.

8. Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 115 gm, by Kim Kwang-hyun. The front depicts Namdaemun, one of the gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, with mountains, clouds, cranes, and the sun; the reverse bears the Seoul Games emblem and reads "XXIV Olympiad, Seoul 1988." Complete with its box and velvet case.

9. Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Burnished Copper Participation Medal (with pouch)

Participation medal issued for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. Burnished copper, 70 mm, 254 gm. The front is engraved "XXV Olimpiada Barcelona 1992," with the Games logo of a stylized man leaping over the Olympic rings; the reverse bears an engraved spiral and elongated lightning bolt. Complete with its dark red pouch.

10. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal (with box)

Participation medal issued for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 60 gm, by Malcolm Grear Designers. The front features the Atlanta Games emblem under raised text, "Games of the XXVI Olympiad"; the reverse bears a quilt of leaves and the raised text, "Centennial Olympic Games." Complete with its velvet pouch and green box.

11. Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 61 gm, minted by Efsimon. The front features Greek lettering and waves of the Aegean sea on either side of the Athens Games emblem; the reverse bears raised text between a similar design as the front, “Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, 13-29 August 2004.”

12. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Alloy Copper Participation Medal (with box)

Participation medal issued for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Alloy copper, 44 mm x 53 mm, 89 gm. The front features the Rio Games logo above Olympic rings; the reverse bears flowing designs above three rows of raised text, “XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016.” Complete with its presentation folder with slipcase.

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