Lot #6084
Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Gold Winner's Medal with Case

Figure skating gold medal from Winter Games X
 
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Estimate: $12000+

Description

Figure skating gold medal from Winter Games X

Gorgeous winner’s medal issued for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 60 mm, 124 gm, by Roger Excoffon; manufactured by the Paris Mint. The front, inscribed, “Xemes Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver, Grenoble 1968,” features the symbol of Grenoble, a snow crystal and three roses, and the Olympic rings; the reverse identifies the sport as figure skating, “Patinage Artistique,” and depicts a gliding skater. Complete with original colorful ribbon and attractive black leather presentation case by Monnaie de Paris.

Held at the Le Stade Olympique de Glace, the figure skating events at the 1968 Winter Olympics presented gold medals to three different countries—Austria’s Wolfgang Schwarz in the men's singles; America’s Peggy Fleming in the ladies' singles; and the Soviet Union’s Liudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov in the pair skating.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #628 - Ended January 20, 2022