Olympics (France and Spain) Gold $5
- Year of Issue: 1992
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 101-406
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.
Recipient Organization: United States Olympic CommitteeSurcharges 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.
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.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- FIVE DOLLARS
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Jim Sharpe
- Designer: T. James Ferrell