29th Olympics Beijing 2008 [10]

The 29th Olympic Games: Beijing 2008 (sphere)

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 140000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: Au 1000/1000 - plated duraluminium sphere
Date of issue: 2008-07-23
Issue price: 67 pln
In the central part of the coin a golden sphere with a stylised Polish Olympic Committee logo against of a background of the stylised image of water. Above the sphere a stylised image of the crawl swimmer. Below the sphere an inscription, Beijing / 2008. In the rim an inscription, POLSKA REPREZENTACJA OLIMPIJSKA (Polish Olympic Representation).

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
Below an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the sides of the Eagle the notation of the year issue, 20-08. In the central part a golden sphere with the stylised image of Chinese ornament against the background of a stylised image of the dragon from the Nine Dragons Wall. A semicircular inscription above, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, below on the right-hand side an inscription, 10/ZŁ. The Mint's mark under the Eagle's left leg: M/W.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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T he 29 th Olympic Games: Beijing 2008

'CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS ' (swifter, higher, stronger) - although these words became the motto of the Olympic movement only at the turn of the 19th century - they certainly refer to the ancient tradition. Indeed, the first Olympic Games were held in the Greek Olympia already in 776 BC and since then they were organised in four year intervals. Initially, the Olympic Games lasted only for a day, however, over time, when the programme was expanded, they significantly grew. It happened so as many as 292 (!) times - when the games became ... outlawed The ban was valid for as long as nearly until the end of the 19th century, and the one who decided to reactivate the Olympic games was a French educationalist - baron Pierre de Coubertin. In 1896, in Athens slightly more ...

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