1992-S 50C Olympic, DC PR70DC

CERTIFICATION#: 14635093
PCGS#: 9921

Owner's Comments

1992-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2009) Mintage: 519,645 (proof) Perhaps the best design of all the non-gold Olympic coins showing the grace of female gymnastics portrayed against the American flag, effectively done with strong cameo contrast and perfect mirrors. Honoring the Games of the XXV Olympiad hosted by Barcelona, Spain, this brief Olympic series continues a precedence in U.S. commemorative coinage begun with the beginning of this series.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1992-P Olympic Half Dollars were struck to raise funds and support athletes who were participating in the 1992 Olympic Games.

Obverse: The obverse of the coin features a young female gymnast leaping in the air. In the background are eight prominent stars representing the flag of the United States of America. Above her head are the words, In God We Trust. Below her is the date 1992, the Olympics logo and the word LIBERTY. Towards the lower left are the initials WC, reflecting the initials of the designer of the obverse of the coin, William C. Cousins.

Reverse: The reverse of the coin displays a large olive branch horizontally overlaid above the Olympic torch. Arched above the design are the words United States of America. To the left of the torch are the Latin words, 'Citius Altius Fortius,' which mean, faster, higher, stronger. To the right of the torch are the words E Pluribus Unum, the P mint mark. Below the design are the words Half Dollar. Below the olive branch, are the letters S.M.B which stand for Steven Bieda, the designer of the reverse design.

Overview: Maximum authorized mintage 600,000,000. Public Law 101-406. In 1992, the Mint produced an Uncirculated and Proof version of this design. The Uncirculated versions were produced at the Philadelphia Mint, these will display a P mint mark on the reverse of the coin. Proofs were produced at the San Francisco Mint, these will display an S mint mark on the reverse of the coin.

Diameter: 30.60 millimeters Designer: William Cousins Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 519,645 Weight: 11.34 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center

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