1992 albertville olympics silver 100 franc-downhill skier
The French Mint issued 9 silver coins between 1989 & 1991 to celebrate the Winter Olympics games being held in Albertville France in 1992. Each coin is 37 mm & weighs 22.2 grams (90% silver) - about the same size but a shade lighter than a U.S. silver dollar commemorative. This is one of the two coins issued in 1989. The front/obverse shows a downhill skier with Mt. Blanc in the background & the inscriptions ‘Republique Francaise’ & ‘C. Brun’ - the artist’s name. The back/reverse has the Albertville Olympics logo, the coin denomination-100 francs, the five Olympic rings & the inscriptions ‘XVIes Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver’ (16th Winter Olympic Games), ‘Albertville 92’. Around the smooth/non-reeded edge, it says ’Liberte, Fraternite, Egalite’ - Liberty, Brotherhood, Equality - the national motto of France. Mirror finish - very good/excellent condition as shown in the close-up photos. Shipped in soft plastic coin flip accompanied by an info insert produced/marketed by the Franklin Mint. Additional note: Silver/silvertone mirror proof coins have a shiny silver reflective background. The photos taken of mirror proof coins may appear to have a blackish or grayish-black background because of the camera angle chosen to highlight the design & any surface imperfections. The coin background is silver - not black or gray. Will combine shipping for multiple purchases
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