Dress Rehearsal. 1964.

Even before the 1964 Olympic Winter Games opened in Austria, a dress rehearsal for the 1968 Olympic Winter Games, still more than four years away, was already taking place in Grenoble, France: the 1964 European Figure Skating Championships. Although the event results were unspectacular, the event truly outdid itself with an artistic and high quality pin. Seasoned collectors agree that the 1964 Europeans pin is among the most beautiful—if not the most beautiful—issued for a European Championship.