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Why purchase this perfectly graded 1996-D Olympics Paralympics Wheelchair Commemorative Silver Dollar coin?
The Games of the XXVI Olympiad were held in the summer of 1996 in the American city of Atlanta, Georgia. This event also marked the centennial anniversary of the first modern international Olympics competition, which took place in Athens, Greece in 1896. The U.S. Mint honored the milestone event by issuing sixteen different coins in 1995-1996 dedicated to the Atlanta Olympics. Each coin in the series celebrates a specific sporting event or icon associated with the Olympic Games.
Gorgeous Commemorative Imagery
Obverse: The obverse features an American athlete in a wheelchair with his hands raised in victory after competing in a Paralympic track and field event. The athlete is flanked by the inscription "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the distinctive star and torch Paralympics logo, with the word "spirit" in Braille symbols above his shoulder. The inspiring statement "TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT" is inscribed above, while "PARALYMPICS," "LIBERTY" and "1996" curve below.
Reverse: The stylized torch emblem created by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games to commemorate the Olympics' 100th Anniversary appears on the reverse, beside the inscriptions "ATLANTA 1996" and "CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC GAMES." Additional inscriptions include "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "ONE DOLLAR" and the Denver Mint mark "D."
Flawless Mint State 70
This 1996-D Centennial Olympic Games Paralympics Wheelchair Silver Dollar coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review. The coin was awarded the superior grade of Mint State 70 for its perfectly sharp strike, flawlessly finished surfaces and exceptional amount of eye appeal. The silver dollar will arrive encapsulated in a sonically sealed protective holder accompanied by a NGC certification label.
This very low mintage 1996-D Olympics Paralympics Wheelchair Commemorative Silver Dollar will look fabulous in your collection!
This 1996-D Olympics - Paralympics Wheelchair Commemorative Silver Dollar NGC MS70 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1996|
|Weight in Grams:||24.06 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Wheelchair athlete, Paralympics logo|
|Reverse Design:||Olympic Torch, Atlanta 1996|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||James C. Sharpe and Alfred F. Maletsky|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Thomas D. Rogers, Sr|