1936 Olympics Participation Medal
- Item Category: Sports
- Date Posted: Feb 15, 2011
1936 SUMMER OLYMPIAD BERLIN, GERMANY Composition: Bronze Shape: Round Diameter: 70 mm Thickness: 7 mm Weight: 114 grams Edge: Plain Mintage: 20,000 Designer: Otto Placzek DESCRIPTION There were four different foundries that produced 5,000 medals each. The result was four different bronze compounds cast with the same design. The obverse depicts the outlines of five athletes (representing five participating continents) pulling ropes to ring the Olympic bell. The legend XI OLYMPIADE BERLIN 1936 is inscribed in vertical fashion. The reverse displays a concentric circle pattern and the Olympic Bell with a German eagle holding the Olympic rings. The medals were presented in round red cardboard boxes with the Olympic bell imprinted on the cover.