Centennial Olympics (Basketball) Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

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.

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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.

Characteristics

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.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • USA
  • XXVI
  • OLYMPIAD
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1995

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 100
  • ATLANTA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Clint Hansen
Reverse
  • Designer: T. James Ferrell

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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