Los Angeles Olympiad Coliseum Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

This coin was authorized in support of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

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Recipient Organization: United States Olympic Committee and the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee

Per Public Law 97-220, the United States Olympic Committee was to receive 50 percent of the surcharges collected and use the funds to train athletes, to support local or community amateur athletic programs, and to erect training facilities. The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee was to receive the remaining 50 percent to be used to stage and promote the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

The obverse design of the coin featured a design of the sculpture proposed that was to be placed in front of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the Olympic Stadium in the background.

The reverse of the coin features eagle.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • LOS ANGELES
  • 1984
  • XXIII OLYMPIAD

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Robert Graham

Related Information

Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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