Olympic Coins

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Summer Olympic Coins (2000–present)
... In 1951, the government of Finland authorized the striking of the first modern Olympic coin, a 500 Markka ... At first, the coins circulated as currency in the issuing country and the mintages were high ... In borrowing from the traditions of ancient Greece, the coins were a memento of the 1951 Games, and a coin that numismatists could now add to their collection ...

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