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Presented here is a scarce second place winner’s silver medal from the 1920 Antwerp Summer Olympics. The 1916 Olympic Games were canceled due to WW1, but following the 1918 Armistice, the 1920 Games went on as scheduled. The Olympic flag was flown for the first time at these Belgium Games that starred Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi and USA’s Hawaiian swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, who later became known as the "Godfather of Surfing." This exquisite silver medal was one of 400 issued for the Games of the VII Olympiad.

Obverse shows a victorious Olympic athlete holding a laurel branch with Fame blowing her horn in the background. Reverse has a monument of Antwerp commemorating the legend of Braba with the Cathedral and Port of Antwerp in the background. ''VII Olympiade'' is on obverse and ''Anvers MCMXX'' is on reverse. Designer Josue Dupon engraved both sides. The pure silver medal was minted by Coosemans. 60 mm in diameter and 3.5 mm thick. Weight 90 grams. Present in VF condition with significant wear from handling on the obverse. Very tough to find any winner's medal from these important 1920 Games.

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