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Old 11-27-2004, 05:04 AM   #1
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1980 Moscow Olympics Medals.

Original Olympic Gold Medal Awarded in Volleyball

1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Gold Winner's Medal For First Place in Volleyball. Very nice, original Olympic Winner's Medal, compete with its original ribbon and case. It is in extra fine condition with only some minor scuffing and is 61mm in diameter. It is made of gold plated silver and is marked 'volleyball' in Cyrillic letters on the edge. Unfortunately, it is not known who won the medal.

Starting price is USD 3995. There are NO bids.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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Olympic Medal

Guy, what do you think? It is on eBay.

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For sale is the silver medal won by Cuban boxer Adolfo Horta in Moscow during the 1980 Olympics. Horta follows in the proud tradition of Cuban boxers and is the only boxer to win World Titles in three different weight catagories (Bantamweight, 1978; Featherweight, 1982; and Lightweight, 1986). However, he was was upset by East Germany's Rudi Fink in Moscow and had to settle for the silver medal as a Featherweight. Unfortunately, even though he would have been favored to win the gold medal as a Lightweight, due to the Soviet boycott, he did not compete in the 1984, Los angeles Olympic Games.

Horta was born on March 10, 1957, in Camaguey, Cuba.

This medal is fully guaranteed for LIFE to be as described. The medal comes with a letter of provenance. The medal has been unpolished.

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Old 01-13-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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It does look like a Moscow Olympics medal. Wow!

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Old 01-13-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
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It does look like a Moscow Olympics medal. Wow!

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Thanks Alexei
I thought the same, but was not sure.
Look at the price now - more than $1,300.00 :confused:
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:00 AM   #5
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Eric,

Olympic winner's medals are highly sought out, and are rare altogether.

Any standard winner's medal is worth at least $5,000~7,000.

There is a nice, box winner's gold medal on sale. Starting bid: $6000

Awarded for swimming.

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Old 01-14-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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Were the 1980 Olympics medals made by the MONETNYI DVOR or by another mint in Russia like Leningrad?
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:10 PM   #7
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Were the 1980 Olympics medals made by the MONETNYI DVOR or by another mint in Russia like Leningrad?
It is agood question.
It is my guess: :idea by International Olympic Commitee.
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It is agood question.
It is my guess: :idea by International Olympic Commitee.
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eric,

The IOC is not in the minting business ;)

Each host country is responsible to provide the necessary precious metal and to mint the winner's as well as the participant's and the volunteer's medals according to IOC standards. Moscow 80 medals were struck at the Soviet mint; I personally do not know for sure if it was in Moscow or in Leningrad, although I tend to lean for the first.

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