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    1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games Participation Medal. A stylized rendering of winter athletes in action is represented on the obverse of this important Olympic participation medal. Presented to every athlete competing in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games, recipients of this medal include all 20 members of the legendary "Miracle On Ice" 1980 U.S. hockey team. Their historic, upset victory over the mighty Soviet Union inspired millions, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletic achievements in Olympic history. The team's amazing story is chronicled in the award-winning 2004 motion picture, "Miracle." The offered medal remains in pristine condition, appearing as it did when awarded over a quarter century ago. Its raised design elements are crisply struck, enhanced by original surfaces that are both immaculate and lustrous. The original hinged presentation case accompanies the medal, its condition in keeping with the beautifully-preserved treasure it has protected for almost three decades.

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    November, 2016
    27th Sunday
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