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  • 100 Pounds 1992, KM# 721, Egypt, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, Swimming
  • 100 Pounds 1992, KM# 721, Egypt, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, Swimming
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 female swimmer with fish below and a flying duck above, surrounded by the inscription "The 25th Olympic Games Barcelona 1992" in Arabic.

Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through the water. The sport takes place in pools or open water (e.g., in a sea or lake). Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, 31 swimming events were contested. There was a total of 641 participants from 92 countries competing.

برشلونة ١٩٩٢
الدورة ٢٥ للالعاب الأوليمبية

Reverse

Denomination in Arabic and English divides the date in Arabic (Hijri) and Western (Georgian) above mirrored wings around the country name (Arab Republic of Egypt) and inscription in English below. The abbreviation of the state name (ARE) above wings.

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100 LE
ARE
جمهورية مصر العربية
THE 25th OLYMPIC GAMES 1992

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.900
Weight 17 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mexican Mint (Mo)

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