29th Olympics Beijing 2008 [10]

The 29th Olympic Games: Beijing 2008

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 150000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: hole
Date of issue: 2008-07-23
Issue price: 61 pln
In the central part of the coin a square hole. On the left-hand side a stylised image of a competitor on a windsurfboard. Below the hole an inscription, POLSKA / REPREZENTACJA / OLIMPIJSKA / PEKIN / 2008 (Polish / Olympic / Representation / Beijing / 2008). In the background a stylised image of water waves and an outline of land.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
At the top, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. In the central part of the coin a square hole. At its lefthand side an inscription, 10, at its right-hand side an inscription, ZŁ. In the rim an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, and the notation of the year issue, 2008. Below a stylised image of a fragment of the Forbidden City in Beijing and below the Polish Olympic Committee logo. The Mint's mark under the Eagle's left leg: M/W.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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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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