½ Dollar Atlanta Olympics - Women's Soccer

½ Dollar (Atlanta Olympics - Women's Soccer) - obverse½ Dollar (Atlanta Olympics - Women's Soccer) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1996
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper (Cu 92%, Ni 8%)
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 43448
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 271
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

Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games - Women's Soccer

Obverse

Two women playing soccer.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
USA IN GOD WE TRUST
ATLANTA 1996 XXVI OLYMPIAD

Engraver: Clint Hansen

Reverse

The Olympic Flame, Olympics logo, and “100” arranged in the form of a torch.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
★UNITED STATES OF AMERICA★
E PLURIBUS UNUM★
ATLANTA 1996
HALF DOLLAR
100
S

Engraver: Malcolm Farley

Edge

Reeded

½ Dollar (Atlanta Olympics - Women's Soccer) -  obverse

© Polette (CC BY-NC-SA)

Mint

S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The 1996 Olympic Soccer Half Dollar was one of four different commemorative half dollar coins issued for the Atlanta XXVI Olympiad Summer Games. The program also included eight different silver dollars and four different $5 gold coins. The large number of coins began to discourage some collectors from commemorative coin collecting.

The 1996 Soccer Half Dollar had a maximum authorized mintage of 3,000,000 coins. Like all issues of the 1995-1996 Olympic Commemorative Coin program, this proved to be overly optimistic. About 165,000 coins were ultimately sold across the proof and uncirculated versions of the coins. This lower sales figure actually worked in the favor of collectors who purchased the coins, as they now carry premiums on the secondary market.

1996-S Uncirculated Soccer Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $10.50
Regular Price: $11.50
Final Mintage: 52,836

1996-S Proof Soccer Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $11.50
Regular Price: $12.50
Final Mintage: 112,412

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1996 S 112 412 $ 16 87% Proof
1996 S 52 836 $ 52 35% Uncirculated

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