Numismatica Iberica gold medallion commemorating the 19th Olympic Games held in Mexico City, 1968.
Comes with a protective wallet and certificate. Official gold medal of the 1968 Mexico City XIX Olympiad, according to its certificate.
The 1968 Mexican Summer Olympics were heaped with controversy. Several hundred demonstrators were killed near to where the Olympics were held, by the Mexican Army and Police shortly before the games opened. American atheletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, made a 'Black Power' salute at the winner's podium during the US national anthem, and Czechoslovakian Gymnast Vera Cáslavská made a similar political statement during the playing of the Soviet National anthem in protest at the Soviet invasion of her country that year.
Aerial view of Olympic stadium with 'Mexico 88' in centre.
Mesoamerican-style patterned design.
|Actual Gold Weight||0.3096 troy ounces|
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