Olympics (France and Spain) Half 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.

Coin Characteristics

The obverse design of the coin features a gymnast in motion with the Olympic rings and stars in the background.

The reverse of the coin features an olive branch crossing the Olympic torch.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1992
  • USA
  • LIBERTY

Reverse Inscriptions

  • CITIUS ALTIUS FORTIUS
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: William Cousins
Reverse
  • Designer: Steven Bieda

Related Information

Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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