½ Dollar 1992 Olympics

½ Dollar (1992 Olympics) - obverse½ Dollar (1992 Olympics) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1992
Value 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
32998
References KM# 233
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

1992 Olympics

Obverse

Gymnast with American Flag Background

Script: Latin

Lettering:
IN GOD
WE TRUST
1992 USA
LIBERTY

Engraver: William Cousins

William C. Cousins born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) the 13 July 1930. Staff sculptor at the Franklin Mint (1967-1990), rose from art director to director of sculpture, where the firm claimed he heads "the largest studio of medallists in the world." He joined the U.S. Mint in 1990 as staff engraver and retired a decade later in 2000.

Reverse

Olive Branch crossing Olympic Torch

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CITIUS
ALTIUS
FORTIUS
E PLURIBUS
UNUM
S
HALF DOLLAR

Translation:
United States of America
Rapidly
Altius
Stronger
Out of Many
One
S
Half Dollar

Engraver: Steven M. Bieda

Edge

Reeded

Mints

P United States Mint of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
S United States Mint of San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The 1992 Olympic Half Dollar was issued along with separate gold and silver coins for the 1992 Olympic Games. The summer games were held in Barcelona, Spain and the winter games were held in Albertville and Savoie, France.

The maximum authorized mintage for the 1992 Olympic Half Dollar was set at 6 million, which proved excessive compared to the final sales. Proof versions of the coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint and uncirculated versions were struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The coins were sold individually or in two and three coin uncirculated or proof sets, and a six-coin commemorative set.

As an incentive to collectors, the US Mint included cards with authentic American Olympic athletes’ autographs. The autograph cards were included in the two and three coin proof sets and six coin sets while supplies lasted.



1992-P Uncirculated Olympic Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $6.00
Regular Price: $7.50
Final Mintage: 161,607

1992-S Proof Olympic Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $8.50
Regular Price: $9.50
Final Mintage: 519,645

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992 P 161 607 $ 7.70 44%
1992 S 519 645 $ 7.70 73% Proof

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