Lot #6179
Summer Olympics Collection of (11) Participation Medals

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Estimate: $800+

Description

Fantastic collection of 11 Summer Olympics participation medals, from London 1948, Helsinki 1952, Rome 1960, Moscow 1980, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. Many are complete with their box or case. A complete listing is available online at RRAuction.com.

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Detailed descriptions:


1. London 1948 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the London 1948 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 51 mm, 61 gm, by Bertram Mackennal/John Pinches. The front features a quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present an athlete with the palm of victory; the reverse bears a city view of London above Olympic rings and raised lettering, “XIV Olympiad, London, 1948.”


2. Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal (with box)

Participation medal issued for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 54 mm, 77 gm, by Kauko Rasanen. The front depicts the heads of two laureate athletes superimposed over the Olympic Stadium, with raised text, "Helsinki 1952"; the reverse bears male and female athletes holding torches over the Olympic rings, with raised text above, "XV Olympia."


3. Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 78 gm, by Emilio Greco. The front features a nude female torchbearer superimposed over Olympic rings; the reverse bears a convocation of eagles soaring high above the Olympic stadium, with raised Italian text encircling the edge.


4. Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Tombac Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics. Tombac, 60 mm, 125 gm, by Angelina Leonova. The front features the Moscow Games emblem above the Olympic stadium and raised Cyrillic lettering; the reverse bears a detailed view of the Red Square in Moscow. Complete with its original hinged case.


5. Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Burnished Copper Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. Burnished copper, 70 mm, 254 gm. The front is engraved "XXV Olimpiada Barcelona 1992," with the Games logo of a stylized man leaping over the Olympic rings; the reverse bears an engraved spiral and elongated lightning bolt. Complete with its dark red pouch.


6. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 60 gm, by Malcolm Grear Designers. The front features the Atlanta Games emblem under raised text, "Games of the XXVI Olympiad"; the reverse bears a quilt of leaves and the raised text, "Centennial Olympic Games." Complete with its original velvet pouch and green box.


7. Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics Silvered Participation Medal (with box)

Participation medal issued for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Silver-colored, 50 mm, 69 gm. The front depicts the Sydney Olympic emblem surrounded by the 'fluid energy' motif used for the Games; the reverse bears the Olympic rings and reads, “The Games of the XXVII Olympiad,” surrounded by the same motif. Complete with its original box, case, and stand.


8. Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 61 gm, minted by Efsimon. The front features Greek lettering and waves of the Aegean sea on either side of the Athens Games emblem; the reverse bears raised text between a similar design as the front, “Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, 13-29 August 2004.” Complete with its original folder.


9. Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 122 gm. The front features the Beijing Games logo over the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium, with raised Chinese and English text along the top; the reverse bears five Fuwa mascots over gusts of wind and engraved Chinese and English text, “One World One Dream.” Complete with its original red wooden box.


10. London 2012 Summer Olympics Cupronickel Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Cupronickel, 38 mm, 42 gm, designed by Gordon Summers. The front features the London 2012 logo; the reverse bears the Olympic rings with engraved text along the top, “The Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012.” Complete with its original folder.


11. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Alloy Copper Participation Medal

Participation medal issued for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Alloy copper, 44 mm x 53 mm, 89 gm. The front features the Rio Games logo above Olympic rings; the reverse bears flowing designs above three rows of raised text, “XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016.” Complete with its presentation folder with slipcase.

Auction Info

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