Lot #6095
Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Silver Winner's Medal with Case

Rare silver medal from the first Olympic Games held in Canada
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Estimate: $8000+

Description

Rare silver medal from the first Olympic Games held in Canada

Unawarded winner's medal issued for the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. Silver, 60 mm, 154 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli, Ottawa. The front, inscribed, "XXIe Olympiade Montreal 1976," features a 'Seated Victory' with the Coliseum in the background; the reverse features the Montreal Olympic emblem and victor's laurel wreath. The edge, which would normally feature the engraved name of the event, remains blank. The medal bears a few areas of light scuffing to finish. Includes the original silver chain and rare wooden case with black leather slipcover embossed with a silver Montreal Games emblem. An exceptionally rare example made all the more desirable by its unawarded status—there were only 364 silver winner's medals produced for the Montreal 1976 Games.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #613 - Ended July 22, 2021