2002-W $5 Salt Lake City, DC PR70DC

PCGS#: 99799

Owner's Comments

2002-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Salt Lake City Olympics { PCGS-3 } (May'2009) Mintage: 37,877 (proof) A strong strike and heavy frosting on this "Winter Piece" honors the 2002 Winter Games featuring the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games Crystal emblem. This modern design makes effective use of the heavily frosted devices. This is the first instance of a commemorative for the Winter Games, and this being the third time the Winter Games were not held in the same year as the Summer Games; and, the Summer Games two years earlier held in Sydney were the first Summer Olympiad not honored on the U.S. modern commemorative series since their inception. Coincidentally, the coming Olympiads in Athens (2004), Beijing (2008) and London (2012) were to also not be represented; nor were the Winter Games in Turin (2006) or Vancouver (2010)!

Expert Comments

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Donna Weaver Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 32,877 Weight: 8.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper