Ron Guth: In 1992, the US Mints at Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point struck coins to raise funds for Olympic athletes participating in the 25th Olympiads. Silver Dollars were made in Uncirculated condition at the Denver Mint and Proof versions were made at the San Francisco Mint. The coins were sold in a variety of combinations and conditions.
The obverse design of the Silver Dollar, by John R. Deecken, of a pitcher about to deliver a pitch to home plate generated controversy almost immediately because of its remarkable similarity to a 1991 baseball card featuring Nolan Ryan. For more on this controversy, click here.
The Proof version of the 1992-S Olympic Dollar is found with deep cameo contrast between the frosted design elements and the mirrored fields. The quality of these coins is universally excellent and the PCGS Condition Census is filled with PR70DCAM examples.
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