• 1 Crown 1984, KM# 118, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, 1984 Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics, Athletics
  • 1 Crown 1984, KM# 118, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, 1984 Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics, Athletics
Description

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1984. This was the second occasion Los Angeles hosted the games; it previously hosted in 1932.

In response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, Cuba and East Germany, boycotted the Games; only Romania elected to attend. For differing reasons, Iran and Libya also boycotted.

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. Lettering around outside, date below.

Mint mark: PM (Pobjoy Mint).

Engraver: Arnold Machin.

ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II
PM
1984

Reverse

Two runners.

Sport of athletics, an umbrella term for the sports of running (track running, road running, and cross country running), jumping, throwing, and racewalking.

Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. The athletics program traces its earliest roots to events used in the ancient Greek Olympics. The modern program includes track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events. Cross country running was also on the program in earlier editions but it was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Engraver: Leslie Lindsay.

TWENTY THIRD OLYMPIAD • LOS ANGELES
• ONE CROWN •

Edge

1 Crown

2nd portrait

1984 Olympic Games
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics, Athletics

Subscribe series
KM# 118
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.17 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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