Centennial Olympics (High Jump) Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The U.S. Olympic High Jump Silver Dollar 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 an athlete during the Fosbury Flop which is a high jumping technique introduced by Dick Fosbury at the 1968 Olympic Games.

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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 design features an athlete doing the Fosbury Flop high jump technique.

The reverse features the mark of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games which is positioned to the left of the design, a torch and flame, and the words Atlanta 1996.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • USA
  • 1996

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC GAMES
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Calvin Massey
Reverse
  • Designer: Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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