Silver medal of the Athens Olympics of 1896, which were awarded for first place, valued in excess of $ 100 thousand, reported on the official website of Paul Fraser Collectibles, which specializiruetsya selling expensive collectibles.
The medal will be offered for sale by the auction house Heritage Auctions. According to experts, the award will be sold for more than $ 100 thousand.
“Gold has not always been the main prize at the Olympics, – explained the representative of the house Nicholas Dawes. – At the first Olympic games the winners received silver. These medals were issued only 100 pieces, and this is particularly well preserved”.
In 2014, the same medal was sold for 219 thousand dollars, notes TASS.