Collection of 10 commemorative coins and medals from the estate of Tug Wilson, the second commissioner of the Big Ten Conference from 1945 to 1961, and the president of the United States Olympic Committee from 1953 to 1965. The medals derive from the following events or organizations: Intercollegiate Conference / Big Ten 1895 (coin with case); Rome 1960 Summer Olympics (2: commemorative medal and silver torchbearer medal); Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics (sans pin and ribbon); São Paulo 1963 Pan American Games; Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics (3: case with silver medal, and case with copper and silver medals); United States Olympic Committee (bronze, with Olympic House on reverse); and World War I (Spicer Simson, 1916, with text: "Do Right and Fear No Man"). In overall fine condition, with some verdigris to Committee and Rome commemorative medals.
From the Tug Wilson Estate.
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