Centennial Olympics (Basketball) Half Dollar
- Year of Issue: 1995
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 102-390
The U.S. Olympic Basketball Half Dollar was released in 1995 to support the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and the programs of the United States Olympic Committee.
Recipient Organization: Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Inc. and the United States Olympic Committee
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 features a design of three men playing basketball.
The reverse features the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games Mark juxtaposed over a globe that represents the nearly 200 nations of the world that came together for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- HALF DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Clint Hansen
- Designer: T. James Ferrell