Description

The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event played in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in 1992. Beginning in 1994, the International Olympic Committee decided to hold the games in alternating even-numbered years; as a result, the 1992 Summer Olympics were the last competition to be staged in the same year as the Winter Olympics. The games were the first to be unaffected by boycotts since 1972.

Obverse

Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last civil work designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, and was built from 1906 to 1912.

The building was commissioned in 1906 by businessman Pere Milà i Camps and his wife Roser Segimon i Artells. At the time, it was controversial because of the undulating stone facade and twisting wrought iron balconies and windows designed by Josep Maria Jujol. Structural innovations include a self-supporting stone front and columns, and floors free of load bearing walls. Also innovative is the underground garage.

ESPAÑA
1992

Reverse

The facial value, the Olympic logo and the legend BARCELONA '92.

Three strokes form the figure of a leaping athlete in the logo of the 1992 Olympic Games, designed by Spanish artist Josep M. Trias.

BARCELONA
'92
50
PTAS
M

Edge

Smooth with seven indentations ("Spanish flower").

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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