• 25 Pesetas 1990-1991, KM# 850, Spain, Juan Carlos I, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, Discus Throw
  • 25 Pesetas 1990-1991, KM# 850, Spain, Juan Carlos I, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, Discus Throw
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

Depicts a discus thrower to right of center hole.

The discus throw at the Summer Olympics is one of four track and field throwing events held at the multi-sport event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than their competitors.. The men's discus throw has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since 1896 (one of two throws events at the first Olympics, alongside the shot put). The women's event was first contested at the 1928 Olympics, being one of the five athletics events in the inaugural Olympic women's programme.

It is an ancient sport, as demonstrated by the fifth-century-BC Myron statue, Discobolus. Although not part of the modern pentathlon, it was one of the events of the ancient Greek pentathlon, which can be dated back to at least to 708 BC

ESPAÑA
1990

Reverse

Center hole divides value, the official logo of Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics above, Olympic rings below.

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

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25 PTAS
Barcelona'92

Edge
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 4.25 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

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