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3074   Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal with Case  $2500 $11000 $12100 2 You must login to place a bid.
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#3074 - Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal with Case Estimate: $25,000+

Stunning 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 ice hockey, “Hockey Sur Glace,” and depicts a skating hockey player. Complete with original colorful ribbon and attractive black leather presentation case by Monnaiz de Paris.

Held at the Palais des Sports between February 6-17, the ice hockey tournament of the 1968 Winter Games also served as the 35th World Championships and the 46th European Championships. The Soviet Union ultimately secured their third gold medal with a 5-0 victory over Canada in the championship round, although both Czechoslovakia and Canada had an outside chance of coming away with the gold. Czechoslovakia's defeat of the USSR in their penultimate match broke the latter’s record-tying streak of 39 straight World Championship games without a loss. The Grenoble winner’s medals were the first to feature a unique design on the reverse for each sport. A scarce example with just 250 gold medals struck in total.




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