1 Dollar Special Olympics World Games

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1995
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 38467
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 266
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Funding For Special Olympics

Obverse

Portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of the Special Olympics

Lettering:
SPECIAL OLYMPIC WORLD GAMES
LIBERTY
J.W.
TJF
IN GOD
WE TRUST
P
1995

Engraver: T. James Ferrell from Jamie Wyeth art.

Reverse

A rose, a Special Olympics medal, and a quote from Eunice Shriver.

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

Engravers: Thomas D. Rogers , Sr.

Thomas D. Rogers, Sr. is a former sculptor-engraver with the United States Mint and designer of the 2000–2008 reverse side of the United States Golden dollar coins, or Sacagawea dollars. Rogers holds an A.A.S. degree with a major in commercial art. He joined the U.S.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The 1995 Special Olympics World Games Silver Dollar was issued to honor the competitions created for people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics are focused on developing self confidence, social skills, and a sense of accomplishment for the participants. In 1995, the Special Olympic Games were held in Connecticut.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the first living female depicted on US coinage. On the coin, she is credited as the founder of the Special Olympic Games, although some credit Anne Burke and consider the coin inaccurate.

The 1995 Special Olympics Silver Dollar was issued in both proof and uncirculated versions. The proof coins were minted at Philadelphia and the uncirculated coins were minted at West Point. The maximum authorized mintage across both versions was 800,000. The coins were sold individually, or as a 2 Coin Set, which included the proof silver dollar and a 1995-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar. A single corporate benefactor reportedly purchased 250,000 coins to save the program from financial loss and embarassment. These coins were later given to Special Olympics athletes in 1998.

1995-W Uncirculated Special Olympics World Games Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $30.00
Regular Price: $32.00
Final Mintage: 89,301

1995-P Proof Special Olympics World Games Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price:$33.00
Regular Price: $37.00
Final Mintage: 351,764

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1995 P 351 764 $ 25 83% Proof
1995 W 89 301 $ 28 34%

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