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  • 200 Forint 1980, KM# 618, Hungary, Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics
  • 200 Forint 1980, KM# 618, Hungary, Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics

The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially the XIII Olympic Winter Games and also known as Lake Placid 1980, were an international multi-sport event held from February 13 to 24, 1980, in Lake Placid, New York, United States.

The Lake Placid Winter Olympics brought together 1,072 athletes from 37 countries to take part in six sports and 10 disciplines comprising a total of 38 official events (one more than in 1976). People's Republic of China, Cyprus and Costa Rica participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time. The American speed skater Eric Heiden set the record for most medals for an athlete in one edition of the Winter Olympic Games after he medaled in all five speed skating events. The Olympic ice hockey saw the young American team defeat the heavily-favored Soviet professionals in what became known as the Miracle on Ice, on their way to the gold medal. In the other disciplines, the Soviet Nikolaj Zimjatov won three gold medals in cross-country skiing and the Liechtenstein skier Hanni Wenzel won her country's first two gold medals in alpine skiing. The Soviet Union finished first in the medal standings, with ten gold medals, while East Germany won the most medals overall, 23. The United States was third on both counts.

Engraver: Zoltán Képíró


Depicts the emblem of the 1980 Winter Olympics, along with a pattern representing snowflakes, surrounded by the inscriptions XIII. WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES 1980 above and LAKE PLACID N.Y. below. The engraver's initials (KZ) on the bottom right.

The emblem is a line that forms the Adirondacks, which becomes a column on the left, paying tribute to the ancient Olympic games. The top of the column is serrated to hold the Olympic rings. This represents a double cauldron, acknowledging that the Olympics were also held in Lake Placid in 1932.



Depicts a pair of ice dancers, surrounded by the country name above (Hungarian People's Republic), the denomination on the left, the mintmark (BP) and the issue year below, the engraver's initials (KZ) next to the pair.

BP. 1980


The surface of the edge is decorated with negative wind ornaments. Stretching across the surface are elongated patterns and stars alternating with each other.

200 Forint

KM# 618 Unger# 1618 Adamo# EM59
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.640
Weight 16 g
Diameter 36 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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