Q. David Bowers
Commemorating: American participation in the 1988 Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea.
Obverse motif: Two torches.
Reverse motif: Olympic rings and wreath.
Authorization date: October 28, 1987.
Date on coins: 1988.
Dates when coins were actually minted: 1988 and 1989.
Mints used: Denver and San Francisco.
Maximum quantity authorized: 10,000,000
Total quantity minted: Information not released by the Mint.
Quantity melted: Information not released by the Mint.
Net number distributed: 191,368 Uncirculated Denver Mint coins; 1,359,366 Proof San Francisco Mint coins.
Issued by: U.S. Mint, P.O. Box 7710, Philadelphia, PA 19162-0023.
Standard original packaging: Single coins and two-coin sets were packaged in a velvet-lined 'burgundy box; four-coin sets were packaged in a mahogany box.
Official sale prices: Uncirculated Denver Mint coins $22 in advance (later, $27; also. sold as part of other' options-see text); Proof San Francisco Mint coins $23 in advance (later, $29; also sold as part of other options-see text).
Designer of obverse: Patricia Lewis Verani.
Designer of reverse: Sherl Joseph Winter. Interesting fact: The reverse of this coin (and the 1988 Olympic $5) bears the name of our country twice: as U.S.A. and as UNITED STATES OF AMERICA