Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Gold Five Dollar Coin
- Year of Issue: 2002
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 106-435
Recipient Organization: 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter GamesThe U.S. Mint issued two commemorative coins to support the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each coin -- $35 for gold and $10 for silver-- was authorized to help support the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games.
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.
The obverse of the gold five-dollar features the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games Crystal Emblem superimposed on top of the Games' secondary identity mark entitled: "Rhythm of the Land." The reverse portrays the Olympic flame in relief atop a cauldron.
• SALT LAKE
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• FIVE DOLLARS
Mint and Mint Mark
Metal composition of the coin is as follows: 90% gold and 10% alloy, diameter is 0.850 (±0.003) inch or 21.59 (±0.08) mm and the weight is 8.359 (±0.42) grams.
- Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program