Lot #6131
Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Gold Sample Winner's Medal

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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Uncommon sample gold winner's medal issued for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 69 mm, produced by Jostens. The front depicts combined profiles of a laureated athlete and a First Nations indigenous person whose headdress is formed by winter sporting equipment; the reverse bears the stylized snowflake/maple leaf emblem of the Games and the Olympic rings at center, with surrounding raised bilingual text: "XVes Jeux Olympiques d'hiver, XV Olympic Games, Calgary 1988.” Both sides are printed “Sample.” Topped with a swatch of cyan, red, and blue ribbon. Presented in its original 7.25 x 7.25 x 3.25 dual-paned wooden display case, with top bearing an attached plate: “Official Sport medal, XV Olympic Winter Games, Supplied By Jostens Canada Ltd.” In fine condition, with trivial scuffing to case. A beautiful sample medal of the elusive first prize from Calgary 1988.

Auction Info

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