Centennial Olympics (Swimming) Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Coin Information

Released in 1996 to support the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and the programs of the United States Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic Swimming Half Dollar features a male swimmer.

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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 a male athlete competing in a swimming event.

The reverse features a design of the mark of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. The mark highlights key symbols: the Olympic Flame, the Olympic Torch, the Olympic Rings, a Greek column, and a "100" to mark the Centennial of the modern Olympic Games.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1996

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • ATLANTA 1996
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: William Krawczewicz
Reverse
  • Designer: Malcolm Farley

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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