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Coin - 1 Tala, Olympic Games Commemorative, Samoa, 1980 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 30889

Summary:
1 Tala, Issued by Samoa, 1980
Commemorating the XXII Olympic Games held in the Soviet Union (Russia)
Mint not recorded
Statement Of Significance:
The host city of the Games of the XXII Olympiad was Moscow, events were also held in Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk and Tallin. The Games were boycotted by a number of countries including the United States of America because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.13 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: sport, olympic games moscow 1980, british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Western Samoa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1980 AD
Denomination: 1 Tala
Obverse Description: Arms of Samoa; around above, SAMOA I SISIFO; below, $1
Reverse Description: Two athletes jumping hurdles; above, OLYMPIC GAMES / 1980; below, the logo of the Games, a tower like structure with a star above and the Olympic Rings below
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Western Samoa, 1980
References: KM#35
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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