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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 team of female curling athletes 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 again in 1994 and has occurred every four years since.
Curling has an unclear origin but the first recognized Curling Clubs were in late 19th century Scotland. It was during the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924 that the sport took form as an official international competition for men's teams. However, the results of that competition were not considered official by the International Olympic Committee until 2006. The sport saw a gap after 1932 and did not reappear in the Olympic Games until 1988 and 1992 as a demonstration sport. It was not until 1998 that the sport was finally added to the official program. Men's and women's events are contested and a third, mixed doubles, is set to debut in the 2018 Winter Olympics of PyeongChang, South Korea.
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