Lot #7086
Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal

Schmuck slides to silver at the '68 Winter Games
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

Schmuck slides to silver at the '68 Winter Games

Winner's medal issued to West German luger Christina Schmuck for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Silver, 60 mm, 115 gm, by Roger Excoffon, Paris. The front, inscribed, "Xemes Jeux Olympiques D'Hiver, Grenoble 1968," features the Olympic rings; the reverse identifies the sport as luge, with a stylized rendering of the sport. Engraved on the bottom edge, "Luge Simple." Complete with original colorful ribbon and original case, with the recipient's name labeled on the bottom, "Christa Schmuck." The Grenoble winner's medals were the first to feature a unique design on the reverse for each sport. A scarce example with just 250 silver medals struck in total.

Auction Info

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