Olympic Memorabilia

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Participation medal issued for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 64 mm, 133 gm, by Cornelius Martens. The front depicts the Calgary Games emblem and raised French and English text, “Calgary 1988, XV Olympic Winter Games”; the reverse bears a panoramic view of Calgary, the Saddledome Stadium, and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, with the Olympic motto below. Includes its original …

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Participation medal issued for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 137 gm. The front features a forest of small trees on a mountain side with a curve denoting a ski slope; the reverse bears the Nagano Games logo and a wreath effect along the rim. Complete with the original paper case and foam holder.

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Extremely rare official's participation medal issued for the St. Louis 1904 Olympics. Copper, 40 mm, 30 gm, by Dieges & Clust, New York. The front, inscribed, "Olympic Games, St. Louis, USA, 1904," features an idealized nude athlete mid-stride with a laurel branch in his hand; the reverse features the lengthy text, "1803, Universal Exposition Commemorating the Olympic Games, 1904, Physica…

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Uncommon participation medal issued for the St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 37 mm, 22 gm, by Milo Martin. The front depicts the goddess Victory holding a laurel branch in a horse-drawn sled, with mountains rising in the background and the Olympic rings below; the reverse bears raised text, "II Jeux Olympiques D'hiver St. Moritz 1928," over a laurel branch.

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Participation medal issued for the Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 71 gm, by Kunststickerei M. Jorres. The front, inscribed, "Olympische Winterspiele, 1936, Garmisch-Partenkirchen," features the Olympic rings over an alpine summit; the reverse bears the Olympic motto, "Citius Altius Fortius," over a fir branch. Only 1,660 of these were struck, making it one of the rarer participatio…

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Participation medal issued for the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics. Bistre brown bronze, 70 mm, 114 gm, by Otto Placzek. The front depicts five athletes, representing the five continents, pulling the ropes of the Olympic bell, with raised text, "XI Olympiade, Berlin, 1936"; the reverse bears the Olympic bell embossed with the German eagle gripping the Olympic rings within five concentric circles, the…

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Scarce official participation medal issued for the First Pan American Games, which were held in Buenos Aires in 1951. Bronze, 85 gm, 63 mm. The front depicts the profiles of Argentinean President and First Lady Juan and Eva Peron encircled by the text: “Presidentes Honorarios, Exmo. Sr. Presidente de La Nacion Gral. Ej. Juan Peron-Sra. Eva Peron.” The reverse shows the Western Hemisph…

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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.” A small hole has been…

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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.

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Participation medal issued for the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. Copper, 61 mm, 118 gm, by Taro Okamoto/Kazumitsu Tanaka. The front features three runners and a swimmer placed on an olive branch; the reverse bears the Olympic rings dividing raised Japanese and English text, “XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo 1964.”

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Highly appealing lot of three items issued to legendary Ukrainian weightlifter Leonid Zhabotinsky at the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. The first is his tri-fold Identity Card for the XVIII Olympiad, measuring 9 x 4 unfolded, issued as No. 11403, which bears an affixed photo of Zhabotinsky and affirms his status as “Athlete, wt.-lifting.” The card lists his country “USSR,” …

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Participation medal issued for the Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 136 gm, by Shigeo Fukuda. The front depicts the Sapporo Olympic emblem; the reverse features a stylized athlete with arrows on his arms and legs. Complete with its clear plastic case.

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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 original black leather case.

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Participation medal issued for the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics. Nickel-silver, 76 mm, 202 gm, by Marcel Jovine/Neil Kennedy. The front depicts modern relief views of the nine winter sports; the reverse bears the Lake Placid Games emblem encircled by the raised words of the Olympic oath in four concentric circles. Complete with its original blue box.

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Participation medal issued for the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics. Tombac, 60 mm, 125 gm, by Angelina Leonova. The front features the Moscow Games emblem above the Olympic stadium and raised Cyrillic lettering; the reverse bears a handsome detailed view of the Red Square in Moscow. Includes its original red case.

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Participation medal issued for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 64 mm, 133 gm, by Cornelius Martens. The front depicts the Calgary Games emblem and raised French and English text, “Calgary 1988, XV Olympic Winter Games”; the reverse bears a panoramic view of Calgary, the Saddledome Stadium, and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, with the Olympic motto below. Includes its original …

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Scarce VIP participation medal issued for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. Gold-plated copper, 70 mm, 254 gm, by Xavier Corbero; manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Moneda. 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. A beautiful and seldom-se…

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Participation medal issued for the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics. Copper, 66 mm x 76 mm, 223 gm, by Morten Kleppan. The front depicts the Lillehammer Games emblem and rings set between ice crystals and pictograms of sporting events, with raised text, “The XVII Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994”; the reverse bears various sports pictograms and the ice crystal design. Complete wi…

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Participation medal issued for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 137 gm. The front features a forest of small trees on a mountain side with a curve denoting a ski slope; the reverse bears the Nagano Games logo and a wreath effect along the rim. Complete with the original paper case and foam holder.

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Participation medal issued for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm x 90 mm, 240 gm, by O. C. Tanner. The front depicts three athletes bursting from a mountain, with the Olympic rings below; the reverse bearing the Delicate Arch, inscribed "Light the fire within," with a mountain range in the background and the Olympic rings and logo below. Complete with its original black woode…

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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.” Includes the original presentation folder, with a cutout…

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Participation medal issued for the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics. Pewter, 40 mm, 33 gm, by Quatrini. The front depicts the Torino Games emblem with the Aqueduct of Alpignano above; the reverse bears several rays of ice crystals and the Olympic rings and motto below. Complete with its original cardboard and plastic case.

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Desirable participation medal issued for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Cupronickel, 38 mm, 42 gm, designed by Gordon Summers. The front features the London 2012 logo; the reverse bears the Olympic rings with engraved text along the top, “The Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012.” Complete with its black presentation booklet and sealed in its original packaging, which bears some ma…

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Participation medal issued for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Polished steel, 50 mm, 81 gm. The front features the Sochi emblem and patchwork quilt design of the various cultures of Russia; the reverse bears the Olympic rings and similar design motif. Includes the original presentation case.

Sold For: $368 (w/BP) Auction #601 - January 21, 2021 View Details