Olympics (France and Spain) Gold $5

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.

Coin Characteristics

The obverse image on the coin features an Olympic sprinter in a burst of speed with the American flag in the background.

The reverse of the coin features a design that unites two majestic symbols, the Olympic Rings, and the American Bald Eagle.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • USA
  • 1992
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • USA
  • FIVE DOLLARS

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Jim Sharpe
Reverse
  • Designer: T. James Ferrell

Related Information

Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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