Centennial Olympics (Flag Bearer) Gold $5
The U.S. Olympic Flag Bearer Gold Five Dollar coin was released in 1996 to support the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and the programs of the United States Olympic Committee. It features a design of athletes from every country bearing their respective national flags as they enter the Olympic Stadium.
Recipient Organization: Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Inc. and the United States Olympic Committee
Commemorative Coin SurchargesCommemorative 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.
CharacteristicsThe obverse features a design of athletes entering the Olympic Stadium, bearing their national flag.
The reverse of the U.S. Olympic Flag Bearer Gold Five Dollar coin 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.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- FIVE DOLLARS
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Patricia L. Verani
- Designer: William Krawczewicz