Centennial Olympics (Tennis) Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The U.S. Olympic Tennis Silver Dollar 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 woman playing tennis and the Olympic rings.

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
  • 1996
  • ATLANTA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC GAMES
  • ATLANTA 1996
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Jim Sharpe
Reverse
  • Designer: Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.

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Content last reviewed December 13, 2016

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