Lot 3124: Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Participation Medals
17th January 2019
Participation medals issued for the two Summer Games of the 1990s: Participation medal issued for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. Burnished copper, 70 mm, 254 gm, by Xavier Corbero; manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre. The front is engraved "XXV Olimpiada Barcelona 1992," with the Games logo of a stylized man leaping over the Olympic rings; the reverse bears an engraved spiral and elongated lightning bolt. Complete with its dark red pouch. Participation medal issued for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 60 gm, by Malcolm Grear Designers. The front features the Atlanta Games emblem under raised text, "Games of the XXVI Olympiad"; the reverse bears a quilt of leaves and the raised text, "Centennial Olympic Games." Complete with its original velvet pouch and green box.
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