1 Tala, Issued by Samoa, 1980
Commemorating the XXII Olympic Games held in the Soviet Union (Russia)
Mint not recorded

Obverse Description

Arms of Samoa; around above, SAMOA I SISIFO; below, $1

Reverse Description

Two athletes jumping hurdles; above, OLYMPIC GAMES / 1980; below, the logo of the Games, a tower like structure with a star above and the Olympic Rings below

Edge Description



The host city of the Games of the XXII Olympiad was Moscow, events were also held in Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk and Tallin. The Games were boycotted by a number of countries including the United States of America because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

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