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    1956 Cortina Winter Olympics Gold Medal. The last Olympic medal to be designed without a chain or ribbon, the presented victor's medal also lacks event attribution, leaving the identity of the original recipient a mystery. It's apparent however that this ultimate symbol of athletic achievement was given the care it deserved over the past half century, as the condition is absolutely flawless. One of just forty Gold Medals created for the Cortina Games, this gorgeous creation by sculptor Costantino Affer is a rare find for the Olympic collector. Crafted from gilt silver, the medal weighs 120.5 grams and measures sixty millimeters in diameter.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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