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  • 1000 Forint 1994, KM# 712, Hungary, Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics
  • 1000 Forint 1994, KM# 712, Hungary, Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics

The 1996 Summer Olympics (officially the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, also known as Atlanta 1996 and commonly referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games) were an international multi-sport event held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. These were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, and marked the centennial of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. These were also the first Summer Olympics since 1924 to be held in a different year than the Winter Olympics, as part of a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.

10,320 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees competed in 26 sports, including the Olympic debuts of beach volleyball, mountain biking and softball, as well as the new disciplines of lightweight rowing, women's fencing, team rhythmic gymnastics, and women's association football. A total of 24 countries made their Summer Olympic debuts in Atlanta, including 11 former Soviet republics participating for the first time as independent nations. With a total of 101 medals, the United States topped the medal table for the first time since 1984 (and for the first time since 1968 in a non-boycotted Summer Olympics), also winning the most gold (44) and silver (32) medals out of all the participating nations.

Engraver: Zoltán Fülöp


Depicts is a detail of a swimming pool in a competition setting. Within the pool, depicted in profile view, are the figures of swimmers demonstrating various swimming strokes, positioned side by side in four adjacent lanes. Adjacent to the last line of text in the upper part, on the right, the engraver's initials are situated.



Depicts in the center a stylized Olympic flame, with the Olympic Games motto engraved in three rows below. Divided on the left and right edges, the year of issue is displayed on the left side, and the engraver's initials on the right side. The denomination is located in the lower third of the coin.

The inaugural Olympic motto, Citius, Altius, Fortius, translates from Latin to "Faster, Higher, Stronger". Pierre de Coubertin introduced this motto when he founded the International Olympic Committee.

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1000 Forint

Third Republic
KM# 712 Schön# 217 Adamo# EM137
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 31.46 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Budapest Mint (BP)

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