Lot #3050
Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal

Extremely rare 1936 Garmisch second-place silver
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Estimate: $35000+

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Description

Extremely rare 1936 Garmisch second-place silver

Rare winner's medal issued for the Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics. Silver, 100 mm, 325 gm, struck by Deschler and Sohn of Munich, Germany, and designed by Richard Klein. The front features a female holding a victory wreath and riding a triga on an arch above winter sports equipment, with raised text, "Garmisch-Partenkirchen"; the reverse shows the Olympic rings encircled with raised text, "IV Olympische, Winterspiele 1936." Edge is stamped "990 Silver." Only 755 athletes competed in these games, with a total of 36 gold, 36 silver, and 36 bronze medals minted. Any Garmisch winner's medal is therefore exceedingly scarce and desirable. In addition to their high rarity, the Garmisch winner's medals are among the largest and most impressive of all Olympic prize medals ever awarded. This example is the only Garmisch silver we have ever offered—a truly spectacular medal.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympics
  • Dates: January 11 - January 18