USA souvenir pin from the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games

USA souvenir pin from the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games

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Description (Brief)
USA souvenir pin from the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games. Olympic pin collecting began as early as 1900 and gained momentum at the 1936 Games. Through the 1960s pin trading was on the upswing but really took off at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games with sponsor's becoming more prevalent. Coca-Cola set up a pin trading area at the Calgary Games which gave a boost to the hobby which is still a big part of the Olympic experience.
Currently not on view
Object Name
olympic pin
pin, olympics
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in;.635 cm x 1.905 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
From Ms. Patricia Mink
Olympic Summer Games: Athens, 2004
Olympic Summer Games: Athens, 1896
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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