Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Jan 17    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Reviews 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of January 17 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
3029   Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics Gold Winner's Medal  $500 $5000 $5500 2 You must login to place a bid.
click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

#3029 - Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics Gold Winner's Medal Estimate: $8,000+

Attractively re-plated winner’s medal issued for the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver (re-plated), 55 mm, 66 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli; manufactured by the Dutch State Mint of Utrecht, Netherlands. The front, inscribed, “IXe Olympiade, Amsterdam, 1928,” features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes.

There were 254 of these gold medals produced, of which 110 were awarded to first place winners in the 109 sporting events, an unequal number given that a first-place tie in the lightweight category of weightlifting resulted in two gold medals. Additionally, nine gold medals were also awarded to first place winners of the 13 events of the art competitions, again an unequal number due to some events and categories that did not present medals. Professionally restored to its original golden sheen, this beautiful top prize medal represents an Olympiad noted for its legendary performances and the start of several enduring Olympic traditions—the Amsterdam Games were the first to bear the name ‘Summer Olympic Games’ and the very first to feature a fixed schedule of 16 days; Germany returned to competition after a 16-year ban; Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller won two gold medals in swimming; Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi won his ninth, and final, gold medal; and Mikio Oda of Japan became the first gold medalist from an Asian country after he won the triple jump event. From The Mason Dinehart Collection.




back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 25.0% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 544 is due by Tuesday, January 29th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.