Centennial Olympics (Cauldron) Gold $5

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The U.S. Olympic Cauldron Five Dollar coin was released in 1996 to support the 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 that highlights the lighting of the Olympic flame.

The reverse features the mark of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, encompassed by representations of the laurel wreath that was awarded to Greek athletes during the ancient Olympic Games.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • USA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1996

Reverse Inscriptions

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

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Frank Gasparro
Reverse
  • Designer: William Krawczewicz

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Content last reviewed November 17, 2016

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