500 Tolarjev Olympics Centennial

Features

Country Slovenia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1996
Value 500 Tolarjev (500 SIT)
Currency Tolar (1991-2006)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 15 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 2.11 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-15-2007
References KM# 36
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Olympics Centennial

Obverse

Value above olympic rings and flag

Lettering:
REPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA
500
TOLARJEV
1996

Reverse

Slovenian gymnast Leon Štukelj (from photo, taken at the Olympic Games in Berlin 1936)

Lettering:
OLIMPIJSKE IGRE
1896 - 1996

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)

Comments

Man has always engaged in sports. Physical strength, helping to more easily follow the busy tempo of the modern way of life, can be built up in this way. Man has always possessed competitive spirit which made him test his abilities in different ways. In antiquity sportsmen competed in various disciplines in order to find out who was the fastest, who was able to make the longest jump and who was the strongest.
Pierre de Couberten , the great ideologist and strategist of Olympic thought, managed to revive the Olympic Games in 1894 in accordance with the ancient model. Two years later, the first Olympic Games of Modern Times took place in Athens . The Olympic flame again united sportsmen from all over the world beneath a common flag with five circles, symbolising the Olympic slogan CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS.
The Slovenes have very early participated in the Olympic Games. We can be proud of the success of Slovene fencers, gymnasts, skiers and rowers. Gold, silver and bronze medals decorate their display cabinets. The oldest and one of the most important among former Olympic participants from the whole world is the gymnast Leon Stukelj, who won his first medals as early as in 1924. Therefore it is not a coincidence that one of his characteristic postures at gymnastics (the original photo was taken at the Olympic Games in Berlin ) in 1936 was used as a motif on commemorative coins.
This year 1994 Slovene athletes will travel to Atlanta to attend the Olympic Games. They will set out on this journey not only with the goal to achieve the best possible results, but also to strike up friendships and, with their achievements, spread the name SLOVENIA around, since the Slovenes are also part of the large Olympic family.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games of Modern Times, the Republic of Slovenia hereby issues three commemorative coins.
Accessed at: https://www.bsi.si/en/banknotes-and-coins/slovenian-tolar/commemorative-editions-republic-of-slovenia/100-years-of-olympic-games-of-modern-times-1996

See also

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  3,000 Proof

Get this coin

No member from this site currently wants to exchange it.

Numista Rarity index: 86 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

Bullion value: 11.50 USD Search tips
This value is given for information purpose only. It is based on a price of silver at 829 USD/kg. Numista does not buy or sell coins or metal.

» Buy coins from Slovenia

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale