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- Contains 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver in Proof finish.
- Comes in a square-shaped presentation box with certificate of authenticity.
- Limited mintage of 25,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features an up-close portrait of a female short track athlete in motion and the coin's denominational value of 5000 WON.
- Reverse: Depicts the PyeongChang Winter Olympics emblem symbolizing a world open to everyone and coming together in PyeongChang, a place where heaven meets earth.
- Coins are officially licensed by the United States Olympic Committee.
This coin is one of a series of two Gold and eight Silver coins commemorating the 23rd Olympic Winter Games taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018. Don't miss this limited opportunity to own a part of history. Add this 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Commemorative Proof Coin to your cart today!
The first Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. The Games were held every four years through 1936. World War I interrupted and no games were held in 1940 and 1944 but resumed in 1948. The Summer and Winter Games were held in the same years until the International Olympic Committee decided in 1986 to place them on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. This change was implemented in 1992, and the next Winter Games were in 1994.
The Short Track Speed Skating event is a contest of ice speed skating that debuted in the 1992 Olympic Winter Games and is sister to the long track form. Four countries (South Korea, China, Canada, and the United States) have dominated the sport, winning 104 of 120 medals awarded since the 1992 Games with South Korea leading the medal tally. The United States currently holds two world records in the men's division - one for the 500 meters race (39.937 seconds) and one for the 5,000 meter relay (6:29.052).
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