Lot #6139
Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Silver Winner's Medal

Rare silver winner's medal from the memorable Barcelona Summer Games

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Estimate: $6000+

Description

Rare silver winner's medal from the memorable Barcelona Summer Games

Desirable winner's medal issued for the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics. Silver, 75 mm, 269 gm, by Xavier Corbero; manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre. Unawarded, with replacement ribbon. 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 its original ribbon with Olympic colors. Both sides of medal show discoloration and light scuffs.

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 12 other former Soviet republics competing as the Unified Team, a collective that led the Olympiad with a total of 112 medals. An immensely attractive second place prize that represents only the third winner’s medal we have offered from the historic XXV Olympiad.

Auction Info

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