• 50 Pounds 1992, KM# 716, Egypt, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, Football (Soccer)
  • 50 Pounds 1992, KM# 716, Egypt, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, Football (Soccer)
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 football (soccer) player kicking the ball with 13 lines of right oblique shading. The Inscription "The 25th Olympic Games 1992" on the right.

The football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics was the first Olympic football tournament dedicated for under-23 teams. The competition featured 16 men's national sides from the six continental confederations. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Camp Nou on 8 August 1992. Spain was able to win again for the first time since 1920. The back pass rule celebrated its official premiere at this tournament.

الدورة ٢٥ للالعاب الأوليمبية برشلونة ١٩٩٢

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

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.900
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mexican Mint (Mo)

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