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Grenoble 1968

Grenoble 1968The Medals

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, a medal was made for each discipline. In accordance with article 43 of the Olympic Regulations, the first and second place medals were made of 925/000 standard silver. The winners’ medal was covered with six grammes of pure gold.

On the obverse, the official emblem designed by Roger Excoffon with the inscription: “XEME JEUX OLYMPIQUES D’HIVER GRENOBLE 1968". On the reverse, the pictogram of the relevant discipline, also designed by Roger Excoffon, for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games. The process used was a photographic transfer onto acid-impregnated steel. The engraving and finishing work was done by the Coins and Medals Administration in Paris.

Designer: Roger Excoffon

Composition: 1st Place (Gilt silver); 2nd Place (Silver); 3rd Place (Bronze)

Diameter: 60mm

Mint: Administration of Coins and Medals

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Grenoble
1968

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