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Athens souvenir pin from the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games

Athens souvenir pin from the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games

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Description (Brief)
Athens souvenir pin from the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games is a gold and blue pin featuring a laurel wreath and Olympic rings and is attached to paper card. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
olympic pin
pin, olympics
date made
2004
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 2 in x 3 in;.635 cm x 5.08 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
2012.3052.17
nonaccession number
2012.3052
catalog number
2012.3052.17
Credit Line
From Ms. Patricia Mink
subject
Olympics
Sports
Collectors
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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