USSR silver 1980 Moscow Olympics 28-coin set in original German-made presentation case. Rare Soviet Russia Olympic issue in Brilliant Uncirculated condition scarce this nice and complete.
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in the Soviet Union in Moscow. Some of the preliminary matches and the quarter-finals of the soccer tournament were held Leningrad, Kiev, and Minsk. In addition, the yachting events were held in Tallinn, Estonia. The 1980 Games were the first to be staged in Eastern Europe; this also happens to be the very first time in the Soviet history that a large variety of commemorative coins were struck in silver, gold and platinum. The Soviets sold precious-metals commemoratives for hard cash to the foreigners only; regular Soviet citizens were not allowed to purchase (or own, for that matter) any of the silver, gold or platinum issues.
This collectable Brilliant Uncirculated set consists of fourteen (14) 5-Rouble coins and fourteen (14) 10-Rouble coins. Each 5 Rouble coin weights 16.67 gm, 33 mm in diameter, 2.4 mm thick, .900 fine silver. The BU sets are ore scarce as most buyers went for the Proof-strike issues. Each 10 Rouble coin weights 33.3 gm, 39 mm in diameter, 3.3 mm thick, .900 fine silver; all coins have reeded edge. Each coin features a different Olympic sport, native Russian sports/athletic games, or a Soviet city where part of the 1980th games took place. The set comes with the more scarce German made “flip-top” leather bound case in excellent overall condition; there is no paperwork. The total weight of all coins is 700 grams of silver – 20.25 Troy ounces of pure silver!
This original USSR silver 1980 Moscow Olympics 28-coin set was not cleaned or polished; these are the actual photos. A few minor surface scratches on some of the plastic capsules are noted for accuracy. Not a later reproduction or a copy; this Soviet Russia USSR silver 1980 Moscow Olympics 28-coin set is guaranteed to be 100% authentic or your money back.
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