Special Olympics World Games Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Coin Information

Released on May 2, 1995, the Special Olympics World Games Silver Dollar commemorates the Special Olympics World Games and recognizes the achievements of participants.

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Recipient Organization: Special Olympics World Games Organizing Committee, Inc.

As defined by Public Law 103-328 specified that surcharges shall be used by the Special Olympics World Games Organizing Committee, Inc. to:
  1. provide a world class sporting event for Special Olympics athletes;
  2. demonstrate to a global audience the extraordinary talents, dedication, and courage of Special Olympics athletes; and
  3. underwrite the cost of staging and promoting the 1995 Special Oljnnpics World 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.

Characteristics

The obverse design features a portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics.

The reverse features an image of the Special Olympics Medal, a rose, and a quote from Mrs. Shriver.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES
  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1995

Reverse Inscriptions

  • "AS WE HOPE FOR THE BEST IN THEM, HOPE IS REBORN IN US." EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER, FOUNDER
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • ONE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Jamie Wyeth
Reverse
  • Designer: Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.

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