Token - Mascots of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Fuwa - Nini

Token - Mascots of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Fuwa - Nini) -  obverseToken - Mascots of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Fuwa - Nini) -  reverse

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Features

Location People's Republic of China
Type Souvenir medals › Event souvenir
Year 2008
Currency China - Souvenir Tokens
Composition Silver (.925) plated brass
Weight 10.64 g
Size 30.02 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape Round
Technique Coloured
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 242261
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Series: Mascots of the Games of the XXIX Olumpiad

Obverse

Lettering:
Beijing 2008
IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE MASCOTS
OF THE GAMES OF
THE XXIX
OLYMPIAD
第29届奥林匹克
运动会市办城
纪念

Reverse

Lettering:
福娃妮妮
Nini

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Cultural inspiration - Swift; Beijing's sand martin kite.
Olympic Ring - Green
Represented Element - Sky
Represented sport - gymnastics
The swallow is a messenger of spring and happiness in Chinese culture, and is seen as a symbol of good fortune. The Chinese character for swallow (燕) is also used in Yanjing (燕京), an old name for Beijing; thus the swallow alludes to Beijing. Nini's headgear uses the design of Beijing's sand martin kites, which are colourful cross-shaped kites modeled after swallows.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008 

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