Andrew Z. writes: I have four 5000 Dinar gold proof coins that were minted for the 1984 Winter Olympics by the National Bank of Yugoslavia. They are in the original cases and box. I bought them as souvenirs but would like to know their present value.
Only three of these gold issues commemorate the 1984 Winter Olympics and were issued as early as 1982. These are 5000 Dinara denominations. The fourth gold coin was issued in 1985 and even though it is the same size and weight as the previous issues, it carries a 10,000 Dinara denomination and commemorates the World Ski Jumping Championship. (Whoops, inflation rears its ugly head!)
All Â four coins weigh 8 grams, are .900 fine and contain .2315 oz of pure gold. Though the price of gold has been down recently I’ve seen the coins sell for much more than the bullion value. There is a good collector market for Olympic related material. The rarest of the four is the gold 10,000 Dinara. Only 10,000 were minted in 1985.