102415 | UNITED STATES. Games of the X Olympiad bronze Participation Medal.
102415 | UNITED STATES. Games of the X Olympiad bronze Participation Medal. Issued 1932 as the participation medal for the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles (65mm, 115.52 g, 12h). By J. Kilenyi for Whitehead-Hoag.
LOS ANGELES • CALIFORNIA, two female figures (Atlantic and Pacific?) seated right, supporting between them a shield with the stars and stripes; poppies to left, shield with the seals of California and Los Angeles to right // Male athlete standing slightly left, holding billowing banner reading Xth / OLYMPIAD / 1932 in three lines. Edge: WHITEHEAD–HOAG. Marqusee –.
Choice About Uncirculated. Somewhat mottled brown surfaces, with a mix of deep brown and olive. A rare and desirable Olympic-themed medal from the hand of Kilenyi.
Officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles were originally awarded to the city by default in 1923, as no other city submitted a bid. In total, given the worldwide effects of the Great Depression, the games were attended by 37 nations, down from the 46 nations that attended the summer games of 1928 in Amsterdam. In addition to the participation medal offered here, Kilenyi also created the iconic poster associated with the games, with a standing male figure similar to that presented on this medal's reverse.
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