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COIN – 1996 OLYMPIC ROWING TEAM-ATLANTA, SOUVENIR COIN(#124 - CC19) - $10.00
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Attention collectors, coin buffs & enthusiasts!!!
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You are looking at a 1996 US Olympic Rowing 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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Particulars:
* Year: 1996
* Alloy - Material: Aluminum
* Coin Grade: Excellent
* Size: 1 ½” across
* Thickness: 1/8”
* Weight: 6.5g
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Markings:

Obverse (front):
Athlete rowing in a boat in the center with the wording "ATLANTA 1996, ROWING" around the coin, as well as the Olympic emblem and torch on the bottom.
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Reverse (back):
"1996 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM, U.S.A & Olympic emblem” as well as “GENERAL MILLS, PROUD SPONSOR"
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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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