This 1924 Winter Olympics Set with Card, 1924 Silver Peace Dollar Coin and 1932. Stamp are the exact items you will receive and has been certified Authentic by REM Fine Collectibles.
The silver Peace Dollar is one the most highly regarded coins ever minted by the U. Because Peace Dollars were only produced in limited quantities and for only a few years, serious coin collectors may wish to own these coins from each edition made. Peace Dollars are almost 100 years old, and due to their age, many of the Peace Dollars available for sale today may display visible signs of wear and tear. This is not unusual, especially given the fact that these coins were minted for circulation purposes.
Although many of these coins do show their age, there are also Peace Dollars still available in brilliant, uncirculated condition as well. The 1932 2¢ Winter Olympic Games stamp is the first U. Stamp issued to commemorate the international competition.
#716 as on of the 100 Greatest American Stamps. The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (French: Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver) and commonly known as Chamonix 1924 (Arpitan: Chamôni 1924), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Originally held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between 25 January and 5 February 1924. The Games were organized by the French Olympic Committee, and were originally reckoned as the International Winter Sports Week." With the success of the event, it was retroactively designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as "the first Olympic Winter Games. The tradition of holding the Winter Olympics in the same year as the Summer Olympics would continue until 1992, after which the current practice of holding a Winter Olympics in the second year after each Summer Olympics began.
Although Figure Skating had been an Olympic event in both London and Antwerp, and Ice Hockey had been an event in Antwerp, the winter sports had always been limited by the season. In 1921, at the convention of the IOC in Lausanne, there was a call for equality for winter sports, and after much discussion it was decided to organize an "international week of winter sport" in 1924 in Chamonix. The first gold medal to be awarded at the Olympic Winter Games was won by Charles Jewtraw of the United States in the 500-meter speed skate, making him the first Winter Olympic champion.Sonja Henie of Norway, at just eleven years old, took part in the ladies' figure skating competition. Although she finished last, she became popular with fans and went on to take gold at the next three Winter Olympics.
Figure skater Gillis Grafström of Sweden became the first athlete to successfully defend his Summer Olympic title at the Winter Olympics (having won a gold medal in 1920). The Canadian ice hockey team (Toronto Granites) finished their qualifying round with three wins, against Czechoslovakia (30-0), Sweden (22-0), and Switzerland (33-0), scoring a total of 85 goals and conceding none. Finding themselves in the same situation as Gillis Grafström, the Canadian ice-hockey team is the last to successfully defend its Summer Olympics title at the Winter Olympics.
Canada would dominate ice hockey in early Olympic competition, winning six of the first seven gold medals awarded. At the closing ceremony, a prize for a sport not part of the Olympic Winter Games was awarded for alpinism by Pierre de Coubertin to Lt Col Edward Strutt, the deputy leader of and on behalf of the British expedition which had attempted to climb Mount Everest in 1922. For the first time in the history of the modern Olympics, the host country (in this case, France) failed to win any gold medals, finishing with three bronze medals.The same outcome occurred at the next Winter Olympics in St. Moritz where Switzerland won only a single bronze medal, the lowest ever output by a host nation at an Olympics. Later host nations to finish without gold medals included Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Yugoslavia at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, and Canada for a second time at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. In 1925, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to organize Olympic Winter Games every four years, independent of the Olympic Games proper, and recognized the International Winter Sports Week as the first Olympic Winter Games in retrospect.
Issue Date: January 25, 1932. First City: Lake Placid, NY. Quantity Issued: 51,102,800.
1932 marked the third time the Winter Games were held, and the first time the event was held in the U. The games were held in Lake Placid, a small town in upstate New York that was home to less than 3,000 year round residents. The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce asked the village postmaster to suggest a commemorative stamp for the event. A New York congressman helped persuade reluctant officials, and the stamp was approved.Demand for the stamp was heavy from the moment the Lake Placid Post Office opened at 7 a. Until mid-morning, when its entire supply of 400,000 stamps was exhausted. State police were called in to control the crowd. Postal officials were soon embarrassed to learn the stamp design contained an error. Ski jumpers don't use poles, but the athlete pictured on the 2¢ stamp is clearly grasping a pair as he flies mid-air. On February 4, 1932, the first Winter Olympics held in the United States opened in Lake Placid, New York. Bringing the Winter Olympics to the US in 1932 was a major goal of Godfrey and Melvil Dewey. Melvil was the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System and had established the Lake Placid Club in New York in 1895. The club became the first continuously operating winter resort in the US and would host the 1932 Winter Olympics.
Melvil's son Godfrey attended the 1928 Olympics in St. Moritz to gain support for holding the 1932 games at his family's resort. While some members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) didn't think that anyone in the US or Canada "had the necessary competence to organize ski events, " others were very welcoming of the idea of holding the next games in the US. The decision would be made in 1929, and Godfrey had a lot to overcome in that time.
He also needed to convince the IOC and the International Ski Federation (FIS) that the US could do it at a time when most other countries saw American skiing as more backwoods. Additionally, he had to face off against another location vying to host the Olympics - Yosemite, California.In 1929, he succeeded in convincing the IOC that Lake Placid would be more suited for the games and Lake Placid was officially selected. This was especially challenging in the wake of the 1929 Wall Street Crash and Great Depression. Roosevelt would also grant additional funds for the bobsled run and skating rink. As the games drew another issue arose.
It was the warmest winter on record at that time and much of the snow on the courses melted. So Godfrey directed that tons of snow be removed from the woods to fill in the courses. The games officially opened on February 4, 1932. Governor Roosevelt declared the games open and called for world peace (Japan had invaded Chinese Manchuria). Because of the Depression, there was a relatively small turnout.
Just 17 nations participated in the games, with a total of 252 athletes (231 men and 21 women). They competed in 14 events in four sports. One of the highlights of the games was Eddie Eagan winning a gold medal as a member of the four-man bobsled team.Eagan had previously won a medal in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics as a light-heavyweight boxer. Eagan remains the only person in Olympic history to win gold medals in both Summer and Winter sports. The US had the most total medals (12) and the most gold (6). The games closed on February 15, with New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker presiding. While the games weren't financially successful, they did show the world that the US could put on the Winter Olympics just as well as European nations. The US would hold the Winter Olympics three more times. Grading the 1924 Peace Dollar. The coin grading process is very thorough and can become very complex. Although coins go through a subjective grading process, much of a coin's assigned grade is attributed to the opinion of an expert coin grader. These expert coin graders thoroughly examine each coin to determine how well the coin has stood the test of time and to determine the coin's overall condition. Just as with other types of coins, the better the overall condition of the coin, the more valuable the coin may be. You can get a good idea of a coin's grade by closely examining both sides of the coin and looking for any imperfections in the coin's images, wording, texture or color. Use the specifications below to determine how your Peace Dollar coin may be graded. Uncirculated: An uncirculated 1924 Peace Dollar coin is one that shows no signs of wearing or imperfections. Although these coins are nearly 100 years old, a coin in this condition will look as if it just came out of the mint's presses. Uncirculated coins will have no wear and tear on the imagery or wording, although they may take on a slightly different color or tone due to age.
You can very easily use a magnifying glass to examine your coins. The magnifying glass makes it easy to examine the coin's images and other details, and you can look to see if some of the details have been worn away slightly over time.
Extremely Fine: Just a step below uncirculated condition, an extremely fine coin will show only minor wear on the coin's images or wording. Some of the smaller details of the coin may be worn due to age and exchanging hands over the years. In addition, the coin's texture may feel smoother overall. Despite this, coins in extremely fine condition are considered to be in excellent condition and are still very attractive.Fine: A coin in fine condition has kept all of its details intact, and they are easily discernible. There are, however, visible signs of wear and tear on the coin. Coin details such as lettering or images may be worn down and smooth and the coin's finish may appear duller. Good: A coin in good condition has very visible signs of wear and tear, and you may need a magnifying glass in order to determine the coin type, mint year and other information. While coins in good condition are nowhere near pristine, they are often times still very popular among collectors due to potential scarcity and difficulty in obtaining.
As stated previously, Peace dollars were only made for a limited time and in limited quantities. The 1924 edition is sought after by coin collectors due to its historical significance, silver content and aesthetics.
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