Olympic Games Participation Medals : Olympic Games Participation Medals donated by Gordy Crawford.
Squaw Valley 1960
Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley 1960 Participation Medal

Front: Squaw Valley Olympic emblem of a stylized snowflake with Olympic rings in center. Legend: "VIII Olympic Winter Games" around edge.

Back: Hand holding Olympic torch within legend: "Squaw Valley, California 1960."
Medals presented in plastic case.

Designer: Herff Jones, Co.
Mint: Herff Jones, Co., Indianapolis, IN
Fun fact(s):
The Herff Jones Company was selected to create the participation medals for Squaw Valley 1960 but is more commonly known as the company that creates the National Football Foundation hall of fame rings and numerous other championship sport rings. The company has also cast the Heisman Trophy.
More Info:
The participation medals were made of bronze and given to athletes and officials.
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