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1996-W Olympics - Flag Bearer $5 Gold Commemorative Coin NGC MS69 Brown Label

1996-W Olympics - Flag Bearer $5 Gold Commemorative Coin NGC MS69 Brown Label
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Why does this exceptionally graded 1996-W Olympic Flag Bearer Commemorative $5 gold bullion coin deserve a place in your collection?

In the summer of 1996, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, was host to the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, which are also known as the Centennial Olympic Games. From 1995-1996, the U.S. Mint issued an impressive series of sixteen commemorative coins in celebration of the event. This coin dedicated to the American Olympic Team and its flag bearer, is one of the four $5 gold coins included in the collection. The bullion version of the coin is notably one of the first modern U.S. Commemorative coins with a mintage of less than 10,000 pieces.

  • This 1996-W Olympic Flag Bearer Commemorative coin was struck at the West Point Mint.
  • The bullion coin is crafted from 0.242 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold.
  • The $5 legal tender coin features a 21.60 mm diameter.
  • Final mintage is reported to be just 9,174.

Magnificent United States Flag Bearer Imagery

Obverse: The obverse features several American athletes parading into the Olympic Stadium, as they follow their proud flag-bearing leader, while enthusiastically waving to the unseen spectators of their home nation. The image includes the USA Olympic ring logo, along with the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "1996."

Reverse: The stylized flaming torch and stars logo of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games is centered on the reverse, flanked by curving branches of laurel, with "ATLANTA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and the Mint mark "W" inscribed below. The design is encircled by the additional inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "FIVE DOLLARS."

Virtually Flawless Mint State 69

This 1996-W Olympic Flag Bearer Gold Commemorative bullion coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for authentication and review. The coin was awarded the superior grade of Mint State 69, which describes its beautifully executed strike, expertly finished, nearly perfect surfaces and tremendous eye appeal. The $5 face value gold coin will arrive encapsulated in a sonically sealed protective holder with a NGC certification label.

This low mintage 1996-W Olympic Flag Bearer $5 Gold Commemorative coin will be a treasured addition to your collection!



This 1996-W Olympics - Flag Bearer $5 Gold Commemorative Coin 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:W
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS69
Finish:Mint State
Label/Signature:Brown Label
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:7.52 g
Weight in Ounces:.2419 oz
Diameter:21.6 mm
Thickness:1.75 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:5
Mintage:9,174
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Patricia Verani and John M. Mercanti
Obverse Designer/Engraver:William J. Krawczewicz and Thomas D. Rogers, Sr
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