The Olympic Games: History and Numismatics
To mark the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro this summer, the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum is unveiling the exhibit, The Olympic Games: History and Numismatics. The exhibit showcases the wide range of numismatic objects and memorabilia honoring the Olympic Games from their ancient beginnings to the modern revival. Notable artifacts include rare Syracusan dekadrachms, a 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics bronze medallion, a complete set of award medals from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, plus participation medals, torches and even a few mascots. The exhibit runs through March 2017.