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12 Feb 2018

Olympic medals

| Conan Barbarian

it is currently the Winter Olympics and if you have missed the first couple of days there is still a lot more events to come. with the Olympics comes the medals (gold, silver, and bronze) and these are some of the most iconic pieces in the history of the world. The Olympics is a time were all (or most) countries come together, set aside their differences, and compete in various sporting events to see who is the best. these games have been going on since the Greeks but have become globally famous since the late 19th century/early 20th century. each medal has a touching story behind it with a lot of hard work and effort and the designs are extraordinary on some of these pieces.

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20 Dec 2016

1930's wrestling medals

| Conan Barbarian

Although they are not coins i find it fit to include them under medals and plus they are a very interesting and mind opening to another point in history. these are my mother's grandfather's wrestling medals from the 1930's. His name was Irvin Samuels and he was part of a YMCA wrestling team in Delaware. He was a pretty good wrestler that he competed regionally and that is where he acquired the six medals. I don't know much about the silver rectangle though but he did keep some newspaper clippings, his wrestling ID, and one certificate on the side. According to my mother he actually made the US Olympic team (as a backup if one of the better wrestlers got an injury or sick). Overall very interesting history and family history for me. I found this in a box in my basement not to long ago.

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