1996 Paralympics Wheelchair Silver Proof $1 (Capsule)

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The 1996 Paralympics Silver Dollar was issued was part of an extensive program of commemorative coins for the XXVI Olympiad held in Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total of sixteen different coins issued for the program over the course of two years.

The obverse of the 1996 Paralympics Silver Dollar features an athlete in a wheelchair competing in a track and field event. The word “spirit” appears in Braille and the Paralympics logo is included. Additional inscriptions read “Triumph of the Human Spirit”, “In God We Trust”, “Paralympics”, “Liberty”, and “1996”. The obverse of the coin was designed by James C. Sharpe.

The reverse of the coin features the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games logo with numerous inscriptions. The inscriptions read “United States of America”, “One Dollar”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “Atlanta 1996”, and “Centennial Olympic Games”. Thomas D. Rogers designed the reverse, which was used in common for all four 1996 Olympic silver Dollars.

The 1995 Paralympics 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.


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