We are pleased to offer for sale this 1996-D Paralympics Atlanta XXVI Olympic Games Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar.
This XXVI Olympiad Paralympics Commemorative Silver Dollar was
minted in 1996 and is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
This 1996-D XXVI Olympiad Paralympics Silver Dollar was struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Modern Olympic Games.
There were 14,497 of the 1996-D Atlanta Olympic Games Centennial Paralympics Commemorative Silver Dollars
minted at the Denver (D) Mint.
This Atlanta Paralympics Uncirculated Silver Dollar is comprised of .900 silver (90% silver) and .100 copper with a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73 grams.
The obverse of the 1996-D XXVI Olympiad Paralympics Uncirculated Commemorative Silver Dollar
was designed by Jim Sharpe and features a wheelchair athlete raising his arms in victory under the inscription "Triumph of the Human Spirit".
The reverse side of the 1996-D XXVI Olympiad Paralympics Uncirculated Commemorative Silver Dollar was designed by
Thomas D. Rogers, Sr. and features the Atlanta Olympic Games logo.
This 1996-D XXVI Olympic Games Paralympics Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar is encapsulated and comes in the original U.S. Mint packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
This coin is a great value for the price! Don't miss out on this 1996-D XXVI Olympiad Paralympics Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar!
Modern Commemorative Coins
The U.S. Mint did not make commemorative coins from 1955-1981, despite repeated calls from the public to do so.
In 1982 the Treasury department finally issued it's first commemorative coin since 1954, a silver half dollar honoring the 250th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
In the past, the responsiblity for distributing commemorative coins had been placed in the hands of a commission or private individuals. This time, the responsibility fell
to the U.S. Mint, and all profits were distributed to the U.S. Government. With the coming of the 1983 and 1984 Los Nageles Omypics, came the opportunity to place a surcharge
on each coin, each to the benefit of an organization that was determined by Congress (in this case, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee). While this change was widely
criticized at the time, it is now the standard and the practice continues with very little controversy.
While modern commemorative coins have not seen much appreciation from the public in general, these coins continue be be incredibly significant in their historical, cultural and sentimental value.