The world's greatest athletes gather every four years to test their skills and determination. They have trained for a lifetime; untold hours of struggle, pain, frustration and disappointment endured for the hope of one glorious moment. The Olympics have never been about sport alone; they are a showcase for the greatest qualities of the human spirit - courage, sacrifice, perseverance and determination. The Olympics tell the story of the dignity of mankind.
In February of 2002 the world gathered in Salt Lake City to celebrate the power of the human spirit the forum, the Olympic Winter Games. For seventeen days the world once again was united in heart-stopping competition and joyous celebration. Stories of hope, optimism and inspiration will be etched into the hearts of men and women and history books.
The Olympics and the human spirit they exhibit, inspire every man, woman and child to strive for greatness. They "Light the Fire Within" us all. It is these great traits that once kindled, spread throughout the world creating a better place for all humanity.
As a testament to the courage of the human spirit, and as a world symbol of peace, the message of the Olympics endures. The Olympic Winter Games of 2002 will continue this legacy.
Authorised by Congress under Public Law 106-435 the U.S. Mint issued a commemorative coin to support the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each coin was authorised to help support the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games.
The silver dollar obverse is the design of US Mint sculptor/engraver John Mercanti. It features the Crystal Emblem of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Rings, and the Games' secondary identity mark entitled: "Rhythm of the Land." The designer of the reverse is US Mint sculptor/engraver Donna Weaver and portrays Salt Lake City skyline with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
Minted by the US Mint, this coin comes encapsulated and presented in a deep blue velvet case and is protected by the original US Mint packaging with certificate of authenticity.
This coin is proof quality, which means it meets the finest standards in the industry for both beauty and craftsmanship, carefully designed to represent the best possible versions of the original model.
Obverse Design – features the Crystal Emblem of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Rings, and the Games’ secondary identity mark entitled “Rhythm of the Land”
Reverse Design – Salt Lake City skyline with the Rocky Mountains in the background
Condition – Proof
Mint – Philadelphia “P”
Diameter – 38.10mm
Composition – 90% silver (0.76 troy ounce), 10% copper
Weight – 26.73g