Lot #6141
Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Gold Winner's Medal

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Estimate: $8000+

Description

Scarce unawarded winner's medal issued for the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 70 mm, 232 gm, by Xavier Corbero; manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre. The front depicts a seated Victory in Modernist style holding a winner’s crown and palm branch with Olympic rings and raised text: "XXV, Olimpiada Barcelona, 1992"; and the reverse featuring the Games logo of a stylized man leaping over the Olympic rings. Includes a replacement ribbon.

The 1992 Summer Olympics were the last competition to be staged in the same year as the Winter Olympics, and the first summer games since the end of the Cold War. In the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania sent their own teams for the first time since 1936, with the twelve other former Soviet republics competing as the Unified Team, a collective that led the Olympiad with a total of 112 medals. An attractive unawarded first place prize, the first such example that we have offered from the historic XXV Olympiad.

It should be noted that the weight for this Barcelona gold medal is correct. Some reference books list the medal’s weight incorrectly. This medal has been matched to the weight of awarded Barcelona gold medals.

Auction Info

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