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On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: "XVIII OLYMPIAD TOKYO 1964".

On the reverse, an Olympic champion carried in triumph by the crowd, with the Olympic stadium in the background.

Designer: Giuseppe CASSIOLI; Toshitaka KOSHIBA
Composition: 1st Place (Gilt silver; fine gold: 6g), 2nd Place (Silver), 3rd Place (Bronze)
Diameter: 63 mm
Mint: Japanese Mint

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