Lot #7103
Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Bronze Winner's Medal

Rare bronze medal from 1980 Lake Placid

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Estimate: $8000+


Rare bronze medal from 1980 Lake Placid

Beautiful winner's medal issued for the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 80 mm, 180 gm, by Tiffany and Co. of New York. The front, inscribed "XIII Olympic Winter Games," depicts a raised hand holding the Olympic torch against a mountain backdrop, with the Olympic rings to the right side; the reverse, inscribed "Lake Placid 1980," and engraved with sport, “Speedskating, 1,500m. Women,” features a small Lake Placid Games emblem and a large pine branch with cones. Inscribed on the bottom edge, "Tiffany & Co., Bronze, 1979." Medal features trivial instances of tarnishing. Includes a replacement white-and-blue ribbon, created from a spool of the original ribbon used for the 1980 medals. With gorgeous craftsmanship and striking designs, this is a scarce and highly sought-after bronze medal from these memorable Olympic Games.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #601 - Ended January 21, 2021