Olympics (France and Spain) Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

Released on January 17, 1992, this coin was authorized to support the training of American athletes participating in the 1992 Olympic Games that took place in Barcelona, Spain.

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Recipient Organization: United States Olympic Committee

Surcharges collected from the coin sales were to be used by the United States Olympic Committee for the objects and purposes of the Committee as established in the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.

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 captures a pitcher firing the ball to home plate and the Olympic Rings.

The reverse of the coin features the Olympic Rings, olive branches, and stars and stripes.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • USA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1992

Reverse Inscriptions

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

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: John Deecken
Reverse
  • Designer: Marcel Jovine

Related Information

Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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