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1996-S Olympics - Soccer Commemorative Half Dollar NGC MS69 Brown Label

1996-S Olympics - Soccer Commemorative Half Dollar NGC MS69 Brown Label
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1996-S Uncirculated Olympic Soccer Half Dollar Commemorative.

Soccer - better known as Football outside the United States - is the national sport of more nations than any other sport on the planet. It has a fervent following in nations on every continent, and its popularity is growing by leaps and bounds inside the United States as well.

The subject of this commemorative half dollar is perhaps an intent on the part of the designers to bring awareness to the sport in the United States. The obverse design of the coin depicts two female soccer players positioning themselves for control of a soccer ball. The featured symbol on the reverse of the coin is that of the Atlanta games logo made up of a flame that becomes stars as it rises.

These half dollars were made in two different versions - a proof coin and an uncirculated, or 'mint state' version. They were both struck in San Francisco and bear the familiar 'S' mint mark on the right side of the lower reverse just to the right of the olympic rings.

The initial maximum authorization for 3 million coins turned out to be a very optimistic number, as only 165,000 coins in both finishes were ordered, making this a rather scarce issue to obtain today. You can get yours now graded by NGC as Mint State 69 and receive it with free domestic shipping from Modern Coin Mart!



This 1996-S Olympics - Soccer Commemorative Half Dollar NGC MS69 Brown Label 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
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS69
Finish:Mint State
Label/Signature:Brown Label
Composition:Clad
Weight in Grams:11.43 g
Diameter:30.6 mm
Thickness:2.1 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.50
Mintage:52,836
Obverse Design:Two soccer players
Reverse Design:Atlanta Olympics logo
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Clint Hansen
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Malcolm Frey
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