Centennial Olympics (Torch Runner) Gold $5

Commemorative Coin Programs

Coin Information

The U.S. Olympic Torch Runner Five Dollar Gold was released in 1995 to support the 1996 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 design of a torch runner carrying the torch to the cauldron, the Olympic Games logo, and the Atlanta skyline in the background.

The reverse features a side view of the bald eagle, with a banner in its beak.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 100
  • ATLANTA 1996
  • 1995

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 1896-1996
  • FIVE DOLLARS
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Frank Gasparro
Reverse
  • Designer: Frank Gasparro

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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