The Near Mint - Gold Medal (60mm), with it's Rare Pristine Green
Leather Presention Case is pictured below. Featured on the Front of the Medal is a stylized female head, crowned with The Olympic Rings, and torch to her right. The Northern Italian Town of Cortina D’Ampezzo had been earmarked for the 1944 Olympic Games, but the horrors of World War II forced this noble plan to be abandoned. In 1956, Cortina’s persistence finally paid off. The 56 Olympic Games were now a go.
THE STUNNING FRONT OF THE 1956 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL CORTINA ITALY
THE IMPACTFUL VERSO OF THE 1956 CORTINA GOLD MEDAL AS ISSUED TO THE VICTORIOUS ATHLETE
IN MINT CONDITION - THE ORIGINAL GREEN LEATHER PRESENTATION CASE - WITH 3-D RAISED OLYMPIC RINGS - AS PRESENTED TO THE WINNING ATHLETE OF THE GOLD MEDAL
One of the Superstars of the 1956 Winter Games, was the pretty American, Tenley Albright, pictured below. Tenley was already a 1952 Silver Medalist, in Figure Skating, and she followed that achievement with World Championships in 1953 and 1955 - before finally adding 1956 Olympic Gold to her Treasure Chest.
AMERICA'S TENLEY ALBRIGHT
GOLD MEDALIST - FIGURE SKATING
THE OLYMPIC ATHLETES 1956 CORTINA ITALY COMPETITORS PIN
Also pictured above is a 3D graphically beautiful pin - Presented to all
competing 1956 Olympians, including the gifted Tenley Albright of Massachusetts. Ms. Albright went on to Harvard and to Medical School and became a General Surgeon in the Boston area.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010
Currently, this 1956 Gold Medal, with it's Rare Presentation Case, is in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection, where is has been the last two decades. In the near future this fine pice will be shared with another noted collector.