Los Angeles Olympiad Discus Thrower Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Coin Information

Released on December 15, 1982, 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 representation of the Greek Discus Thrower, five stars and the Olympic Rings.

The reverse of the coin features a bust of an eagle.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • XXIII OLYMPIAD
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1983
  • LOS ANGELES

Reverse Inscriptions

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

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Elizabeth Jones

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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