The 1996 Olympic Tennis Silver Dollar was issued in commemoration of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta, Georgia. It was part of an extensive program, which included a total of sixteen different coins, which were released over the course of two years.
The obverse of the Tennis Silver Dollar features a woman playing tennis about to hit the ball. The inscriptions read “Liberty”, “1996”, “Atlanta”, and “In God We Trust” with the USA Olympic logo. This was designed by James C. Sharpe and modelled by Thomas D. Rogers.
The reverse of the coin features a modernistic Olympic torch. The base of the torch is created with the number “100” representing the centennial and the Olympic logo. The inscriptions read “United States of America”, “One Dollar”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “Atlanta 1996”, and “Centennial Olympic Games”. This was designed by Thomas D. Rogers.
The 1996 Tennis Silver Proof Dollar was produced at the Philadelphia Mint.
The coin is housed in a plastic capsule. 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.