Coins Certified as of 11/28

My Coin #13321792

1992-S $1 Olympic, DC PR70DC

PCGS#: 9923

Owner's Comments

1992-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 504,505 (proof) This commemorative was issued for US participation at the XXV Olympic Summer Games held in Barcelona, Spain. The design features a picture with a striking resemblance to the image of Nolan Ryan which appeared on a Fleer baseball card. His pitching style is portrayed to Olympic perfection with highly frosted unblemished cameo against a highly reflective and flawless backdrop.

Expert Comments

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.



Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: James Sharpe, T. James Ferrell/James Pede Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 504,505 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Condition Census

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