1952, Republic of Finland. Silver 500 Markaa “Helsinki Summer Olympics” Coin. AU++
Mint Years: 1952 Condition: AU++ Reference: KM-35. Denomination: 500 Markaa Material: Silver (:500) Weight: 12.05gm Diameter: 32mm
The 1952 Summer Olympics (Finnish: Kesäolympialaiset 1952; Swedish: Olympiska sommarspelen 1952), officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. Helsinki had been earlier selected to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II. It is the northernmost city at which a summer Olympic Games have been held. It was also the Olympic Games at which the most number of world records were broken until surpassed by the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts in Helsinki 1952.