Lot 3072: Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics US Boycott Medal

RR Auction

2016-01-06 11:13:53


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Lot 3072: Medal issued to the members of the US Olympic team following their boycott of the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics. Gilt bronze, 75 mm, 196 gm, Tiffany & Co., New York. The front, inscribed, "United States Olympic Team, 1980," features the Olympic rings and a stylized torch image; the reverse, reading, "Games of the XXII Olympiad," depicts five doves. Complete with original patriotic ribbon. The United States Olympic team boycotted the Moscow Games in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A large, impressive medal representing this historic event. RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468 Thursday, 21st January 2016 Estimate: $1000-1500
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