Centennial Olympics (Paralympics) 1995 Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The U.S. Olympic Paralympic Silver Dollar was released in 1995 to support the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and the programs of the United States Olympic Committee. It honors the athletes competing in the Paralympics.

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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.

Coin Characteristics

The obverse features a design of a Blind tethered runner, the Paralympic mark, and the word "spirit" which appears in Braille.

The reverse features a silhouette outlined design of the Olympic logo and clasped hands, to symbolize the brotherhood and team spirit of the Olympic Games. This coin is frosted with a polished design.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT
  • SPIRIT (in Braille)
  • PARALYMPICS
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1995
  • LIBERTY

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • ATLANTA
  • ONE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Jim Sharpe
Reverse
  • Designer: William Krawczewicz

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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