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Attention collectors, coin buffs & enthusiasts!!!

You are looking at a 1996 US Olympic Gymnastics Team souvenir coin offered by General Mills as a memento and souvenir. The event took place at Lake Lanier, Georgia, United States. The coin was sponsored by General Mills, one of many sponsors of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The 1996 Summer Olympics of Atlanta, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, was an international multi-sport event. Games were given a dramatic start when the cauldron was lit by Muhammad Ali.
And on a sad note, on 27 July during a concert held in the Centennial Olympic Park, a terrorist bomb killed one person and injured a further 110 people, but the Atlanta Games are best remembered for their sporting achievements.
In Brief:
1996 Atlanta- A record-setting 79 nations won medals and 53 won gold. Carl Lewis became only the third person to win the same individual event four times and the fourth person to earn a ninth gold medal. Naim Suleymanoglu became the first weightlifter to win a third gold medal. Michael Johnson smashed the 200m world record to complete a 200m and 400m double.
* Year: 1996
* Alloy - Material: Aluminum
* Coin Grade: Excellent
* Size: 1 ½” across
* Thickness: 1/8”
* Weight: 6.5g

Obverse (front):
The obverse side of the token shows a gymnast and the Olympic flame. "ATLANTA 1996, GYMNASTICS" around the coin, as well as the Olympic emblem.
Reverse (back):
"1996 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM, U.S.A & Olympic emblem” as well as “GENERAL MILLS, PROUD SPONSOR"
Please feel free to contact me for more information:
George - - -
480-231-1840 or gts.consult@yahoo.com

Phoenix, AZ USA

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